Design, construction, operation and performance of a Hadron Blind Detector for the PHENIX experiment

W. Anderson, B. Azmoun, A. Cherlin, C. Y. Chi, Z. Citron, M. Connors, A. Dubey, J. M. Durham, Z. Fraenkel, T. Hemmick, J. Kamin, A. Kozlov, B. Lewis, M. Makek, A. Milov, M. Naglis, V. Pantuev, R. Pisani, M. Proissl, I. RavinovichS. Rolnick, T. Sakaguchi, D. Sharma, S. Stoll, J. Sun, I. Tserruya, C. Woody

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Abstract

A Hadron Blind Detector (HBD) has been developed, constructed and successfully operated within the PHENIX detector at RHIC. The HBD is a Cherenkov detector operated with pure CF4. It has a 50 cm long radiator directly coupled in a windowless configuration to a readout element consisting of a triple GEM stack, with a CsI photocathode evaporated on the top surface of the top GEM and pad readout at the bottom of the stack. This paper gives a comprehensive account of the construction, operation and in-beam performance of the detector.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-58
Number of pages24
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume646
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • CsI photocathode
  • GEM
  • HBD
  • UV-photon detector

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