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Performance of the BABAR-DIRC

By R. Aleksan, N. Arnaud, D. Aston, N. Van Bakel, D. Bernard, P. Bourgeois, F. Brochard, D.N. Brown, J. Chauveau, M. Convery, S. Emery, A. Gaidot, X. Giroux, Ph. Grenier, G. Grosdidier, T. Hadig, G. Hamel De Monchenault, B. Hartfiel, A. Hoecker, M. John, R.W. Kadel, M. Legendre, J. Libby, A.-M. Lutz, J. Malcles, G. Mancinelli, B.T. Meadows, K. Mishra, D. Muller, J. Ocariz, M. Pripstein, B.N. Ratcliff, L. Roos, S. Schrenk, M.-H. Schune, J. Schwiening, V. Shelkov, M.D. Sokoloff, S. Spanier, K. Suzuki, G. Therin, C. Thiebaux, G. Vasileiadis, G. Vasseur, J. Va'Vra, R.J. Wilson, G. Wormser, A. Yarritu, Q. Zeng and M. Zito.

Abstract

Talk given for the BABAR-DIRC collaborationA new type of ring-imaging Cherenkov detector is being used for hadronic particle identification in the BABAR experiment at the SLAC B Factory (PEP-II). This detector is called DIRC, an acronym for Detection of Internally Reflected Cherenkov (Light). This paper describes the performance of the DIRC during the first 5 years of operation

Topics: Cherenkov detector, Particle Identiļ¬cation system, BABAR experiment, Bmeson decays, 29.40.Ka; 13.25.Hw, [PHYS.PHYS.PHYS-INS-DET] Physics [physics]/Physics [physics]/Instrumentation and Detectors [physics.ins-det]
Publisher: Elsevier
Year: 2004
DOI identifier: 10.1016/j.nima.2005.08.015
OAI identifier: oai:HAL:in2p3-00069266v1
Provided by: Hal-Diderot
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