Design and R&D of RICH detectors for EIC experiments

A. Del Dotto, C. P. Wong, L. Allison, M. Awadi, B. Azmoun, F. Barbosa, W. Brooks, T. Cao, M. Chiu, E. Cisbani, M. Contalbrigo, A. Datta, M. Demarteau, J. M. Durham, R. Dzhygadlo, D. Fields, Y. Furletova, C. Gleason, M. Grosse-Perdekamp, J. HarrisX. He, H. van Hecke, T. Horn, J. Huang, C. Hyde, Y. Ilieva, G. Kalicy, M. Kimball, E. Kistenev, Y. Kulinich, M. Liu, R. Majka, J. McKisson, R. Mendez, P. Nadel-Turonski, K. Park, K. Peters, T. Rao, R. Pisani, Y. Qiang, S. Rescia, P. Rossi, M. Sarsour, C. Schwarz, J. Schwiening, C. L. da Silva, N. Smirnov, H. Stein, J. Stevens, A. Sukhanov, S. Syed, A. Tate, J. Toh, C. Towell, R. Towell, T. Tsang, R. Wagner, J. Wang, C. Woody, W. Xi, J. Xie, Z. W. Zhao, B. Zihlmann, C. Zorn

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An Electron-Ion Collider (EIC) has been proposed to further explore the strong force and QCD, focusing on the structure and the interaction of gluon-dominated matter. A generic detector R&D program (EIC PID consortium) for the particle identification in EIC experiments was formed to explore technologically advanced solutions in this scope. In this context two Ring Imaging Cherenkov (RICH) counters have been proposed: a modular RICH detector which consists of an aerogel radiator, a Fresnel lens, a mirrored box, and pixelated photon sensor; a dual-radiator RICH, consisting of an aerogel radiator and C2F6 gas in a mirror-focused configuration. We present the simulations of the two detectors and their estimated performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)237-240
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
StatePublished - Dec 21 2017


  • Electron-ion collider
  • Particle identification
  • Ring imaging cherenkov

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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