Document Type

Article

Date

7-26-2005

Embargo Period

1-1-2010

Language

English

Disciplines

Physics

Description/Abstract

We describe the design, construction and performance of a Ring Imaging Cherenkov Detector (RICH) constructed to identify charged particles in the CLEO experiment. Cherenkov radiation occurs in LiF crystals, both planar and ones with a novel ``sawtooth''-shaped exit surface. Photons in the wavelength interval 135--165 nm are detected using multi-wire chambers filled with a mixture of methane gas and triethylamine vapor. Excellent pion/kaon separation is demonstrated.

Additional Information

75 pages, 57 figures, (updated July 26, 2005 to reflect reviewers comments), to be published in NIM A More information at http://arxiv.org/abs/physics/0506132

Authors listed are from Syracuse University; 21 additional authors are not listed.

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Harvested from Arxiv.org

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