The Forward RICH Detector for the PANDA Experiment
9th International Workshop on Ring Imaging Cherenkov Detectors (RICH 2016)
05-09 Sep 2016
|| Bobrovnikov Viktor Sergeevich
, Kononov Sergey Anatolʹevich
, Korda D. V.
, Onuchin Aleksei Pavlovich
, Danilyuk Alexandr Fedorovich
, Barnyakov Mikhail Yurievich
, Kuyanov I. A.
, Kravchenko E. A.
, Beloborodov Konstantin I.
, Martin Karina A.
Boreskov Institute of Catalysis SB RAS
Novosibirsk State University
Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics SB RAS
The PANDA detector at the international accelerator Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research in
Europe (FAIR) in Darmstadt, Germany will address fundamental questions of hadron physics. The
PANDA Forward RICH (FRICH) is intended for identification of charged particles produced in antiproton
collisions with a fixed hydrogen target that fly in the forward direction below 5°–10° of
polar angle and with momentum between 3 GeV/c and 15 GeV/c. The Forward RICH will employ a
focusing aerogel radiator to achieve the required performance without use of gaseous Cherenkov radiator.
Several precisely aligned flat mirrors will reflect light on the photon detector which is located
outside of the detector’s effective aperture. Photon detector consist of flat panel multianode photomultiplier
tubes (MaPMT). The Forward RICH R&D relies on experience gained in developing RICH
detectors for LHCb, CBM, Belle II and the Super Charm-Tau Factory project. A baseline design of
the PANDA Forward RICH will be discussed including results from the full Monte-Carlo simulation
and results of measurements and tests of the system’s components.