Design and Performance of a Broad Band Focusing Cherenkov Counter Academic Article uri icon


  • We have designed and constructed a broad band (.95>β>1.00) focusing Cherenkov counter with large angular acceptance (±40) for use in particle identification in a double armed spectrometer experiment at the Brookhaven National Laboratory AGS. To achieve this large angular acceptance while maintaining a resolution in particle velocity of AS3~.015 we have employed a new method of light collection. This light collection scheme will be discussed and general applications of this method to improve the velocity resolution of existing differential Cherenkov counters will be presented. © 1978 IEEE

author list (cited authors)

  • Cester, R., Fitch, V. L., Kadel, R. W., Webb, R. C., Whittaker, J. D., Witherell, M. S., & May, M.

citation count

  • 2

publication date

  • February 1978