A hadron blind detector for the PHENIX experiment at RHIC

I. Ravinovich, B. Azmoun, L. Baksay, C. Y. Chi, A. Drees, A. Dubey, Z. Fraenkel, J. Franz, M. Grosse-Perdekamp, H. Hamagaki, J. Harder, T. Hemmick, M. Hohlmann, R. Hutter, B. Jacak, D. Kawall, A. Kozlov, D. Lynch, M. McCumber, A. MilovM. Naglis, P. O'Connor, S. Oda, K. Ozawa, R. Pisani, V. Radeka, S. Rembeczki, D. Sharma, A. Sickles, A. Toia, I. Tserruya, C. Woody, B. Yu

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A novel Hadron Blind Detector (HBD) has been developed for an upgrade of the PHENIX experiment at RHIC. The HBD will allow a precise measurement of electron-positron pairs from the decay of the light vector mesons and the low-mass pair continuum in heavy ion collisions. The detector consists of a 50 cm long radiator filled with pure CF4 and directly coupled in a windowless configuration to a triple Gas Electron Multiplier (GEM) detector with a CsI photocathode evaporated on the top face of the first GEM foil.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)903-906
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Physics A
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 7 2006
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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