The PHENIX Muon Arms detect muons at rapidities of |y| = (1.2-2.4) with full azimuthal acceptance. Each muon arm must track and identify muons and provide good rejection of pions and kaons (∼ 10-3). In order to accomplish this we employ a radial field magnetic spectrometer with precision tracking (Muon Tracker) followed by a stack of absorber/low resolution tracking layers (Muon Identifier). The design, construction, testing and expected run parameters of both the muon tracker and the muon identifier are described.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment|
|Publication status||Published - 2003 Mar 1|
- Cathode strip chambers
- Heavy ion collisions
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics