Performance of the LHCb RICH detector at the LHC

M. Adinolfi, G. Aglieri Rinella, E. Albrecht, T. Bellunato, S. Benson, T. Blake, C. Blanks, S. Brisbane, N. H. Brook, M. Calvi, B. Cameron, R. Cardinale, L. Carson, A. Contu, M. Coombes, C. D'Ambrosio, S. Easo, U. Egede, S. Eisenhardt, E. FanchiniC. Fitzpatrick, F. Fontanelli, R. Forty, C. Frei, P. Gandini, R. Gao, J. Garra Tico, A. Giachero, V. Gibson, C. Gotti, S. Gregson, T. Gys, S. C. Haines, T. Hampson, N. Harnew, D. Hill, P. Hunt, M. John, C. R. Jones, D. Johnson, N. Kanaya, S. Katvars, U. Kerzel, Y. M. Kim, S. Koblitz, M. Kucharczyk, D. Lambert, A. Main, M. Maino, S. Malde, N. Mangiafave, C. Matteuzzi, G. Mini', A. Mollen, J. Morant, R. Mountain, J. V. Morris, F. Muheim, R. Muresan, J. Nardulli, P. Owen, A. Papanestis, M. Patel, G. N. Patrick, D. L. Perego, G. Pessina, A. Petrolini, D. Piedigrossi, R. Plackett, S. Playfer, A. Powell, J. H. Rademacker, S. Ricciardi, G. J. Rogers, P. Sail, M. Sannino, T. Savidge, I. Sepp, S. Sigurdsson, F. J.P. Soler, A. Solomin, F. Soomro, A. Sparkes, P. Spradlin, B. Storaci, C. Thomas, S. Topp-Joergensen, N. Torr, O. Ullaland, K. Vervink, D. Voong, D. Websdale, G. Wilkinson, S. A. Wotton, K. Wyllie, F. Xing, R. Young

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The LHCb experiment has been taking data at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN since the end of 2009. One of its key detector components is the Ring-Imaging Cherenkov (RICH) system. This provides charged particle identification over a wide momentum range, from 2-100 GeV/c. The operation and control, software, and online monitoring of the RICH system are described. The particle identification performance is presented, as measured using data from the LHC. Excellent separation of hadronic particle types (π, K, p) is achieved.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2431
Number of pages17
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Adinolfi, M., Aglieri Rinella, G., Albrecht, E., Bellunato, T., Benson, S., Blake, T., Blanks, C., Brisbane, S., Brook, N. H., Calvi, M., Cameron, B., Cardinale, R., Carson, L., Contu, A., Coombes, M., D'Ambrosio, C., Easo, S., Egede, U., Eisenhardt, S., ... Young, R. (2013). Performance of the LHCb RICH detector at the LHC. European Physical Journal C, 73(5), [2431].