Precise mirror alignment and basic performance of the RICH detector of the NA62 experiment at CERN

G. Anzivino, M. Barbanera, A. Bizzeti, F. Brizioli, F. Bucci, A. Cassese, P. Cenci, B. Checcucci, R. Ciaranfi, V. Duk, J. Engelfried, N. Estrada-Tristan, E. Iacopini, E. Imbergamo, G. Latino, M. Lenti, R. Lollini, M. Pepe, M. Piccini, R. Volpe

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberP07012
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Instrumentation
Volume13
Issue numberP07012
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jul 2018

Bibliographical note

13 pages, 10 figures

Keywords

  • physics.ins-det
  • hep-ex
  • Cherenkov detectors
  • Particle identification methods

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