Performance of a C4F8O Gas Radiator Ring Imaging Cherenkov Detector Using Multi-anode Photomultiplier Tubes

Raymond Mountain, Department of Physics, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
M. Artuso, Department of Physics, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
C. Boulahouache, Department of Physics, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
S. Blusk, Department of Physics, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

28 pages, 23 figures, submitted to Nuclear Instruments and Methods More information at http://arxiv.org/abs/physics/0505110

Listed authors are from Syracuse University; 10 additional authors are not listed.

Description/Abstract

We report on test results of a novel ring imaging Cherenkov (RICH) detection system consisting of a 3 meter long gaseous C4F8O radiator, a focusing mirror, and a photon detector array based on Hamamatsu multi-anode photomultiplier tubes. This system was developed to identify charged particles in the momentum range from 3-70 GeV/c for the BTeV experiment.