Silicon pad detectors for the PHOBOS experiment at RHIC

Citation
R. Nouicer et al., Silicon pad detectors for the PHOBOS experiment at RHIC, NUCL INST A, 461(1-3), 2001, pp. 143-149
Citations number
6
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Spectroscopy /Instrumentation/Analytical Sciences","Instrumentation & Measurement
Journal title
NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION A-ACCELERATORS SPECTROMETERS DETECTORS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT
ISSN journal
0168-9002 → ACNP
Volume
461
Issue
1-3
Year of publication
2001
Pages
143 - 149
Database
ISI
SICI code
0168-9002(20010401)461:1-3<143:SPDFTP>2.0.ZU;2-4
Abstract
The PHOBOS experiment is well positioned to obtain crucial information abou t relativistic heavy ion collisions at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), combining a multiplicity counter with a multi-particle spectrometer . The multiplicity arrays will measure the charged-particle multiplicity ov er the full solid angle. The spectrometer will be able to identify particle s at mid-rapidity. The experiment is constructed almost exclusively of sili con pad detectors. Detectors of nine different types are configured in the multiplicity and vertex detector (22,000 channels) and two multi-particle s pectrometers (120,000 channels). The overall layout of the experiment, test ing of the silicon sensors and the performance of the detectors during the engineering run at RHIC in 1999 an discussed. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science B.V . All rights reserved.