The Ring Imaging Cherenkov detector is crucial for the identification of charged particles in the NA62 experiment at the CERN SPS. The detector commissioning was completed in 2016 by the precise alignment of mirrors using reconstructed tracks. The alignment procedure and measurement of the basic performance are described. Ring radius resolution, ring centre resolution, single hit resolution and mean number of hits per ring are evaluated for positron tracks. The contribution of the residual mirror misalignment to the performance is calculated.
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||Journal of Instrumentation|
|Publication status||Published - 16 Jul 2018|
Bibliographical note13 pages, 10 figures
- Cherenkov detectors
- Particle identification methods