PHENIX Muon Arms

H. Akikawa, A. Al-Jamel, J. B. Archuleta, J. R. Archuleta, R. Armendariz, V. Armijo, T. C. Awes, A. Baldisseri, A. B. Barker, P. D. Barnes, B. Bassalleck, S. Batsouli, J. Behrendt, F. G. Bellaiche, A. W. Bland, M. Bobrek, J. G. Boissevain, H. Borel, M. L. Brooks, A. W. BrownD. S. Brown, N. Bruner, M. M. Cafferty, T. A. Carey, J. S. Chai, L. L. Chavez, S. Chollet, R. K. Choudhury, M. S. Chung, V. Cianciolo, D. J. Clark, Y. Cobigo, C. M. Dabrowski, A. Debraine, J. DeMoss, B. V. Dinesh, J. L. Drachenberg, O. Drapie, M. A. Echave, Y. V. Efremenko, H. En'yo, D. E. Fields, F. Fleuret, J. Fried, E. Fujisawa, H. Funahashi, S. Gadrat, F. Gastaldi, T. F. Gee, A. Glenn, G. Gogiberidze, M. Gonin, J. Gosset, Y. Goto, R. Granier de Cassagnac, R. H. Hance, G. W. Hart, N. Hayashi, S. Held, J. S. Hicks, J. C. Hill, R. Hoade, B. Hong, A. Hoover, T. Horaguchi, C. T. Hunter, D. E. Hurst, T. Ichihara, K. Imai, L. Davis Isenhower, L. Donald Isenhower, M. Ishihara, W. Y. Jang, J. Johnson, D. Jouan, N. Kamihara, Y. Kamyshkov, J. H. Kang, S. S. Kapoor, D. J. Kim, D. W. Kim, G. B. Kim, W. W. Kinnison, S. Klinksiek, L. Kluberg, H. Kobayashi, D. Koehler, L. Kotchenda, C. H. Kuberg, K. Kurita, M. J. Kweon, Y. Kwon, G. S. Kyle, J. J. LaBounty, J. G. Lajoie, D. M. Lee, S. Lee, M. J. Leitch, Z. Li, M. X. Liu, X. Liu, Y. Liu, E. Lockner, J. D. Lopez, Y. Mao, X. B. Martinez, M. C. McCain, P. L. McGaughey, S. Mioduszewski, R. E. Mischke, A. K. Mohanty, B. C. Montoya, J. M. Moss, J. Murata, M. M. Murray, J. L. Nagle, Y. Nakada, J. Newby, F. Obenshain, A. P.T. Palounek, V. Papavassiliou, S. F. Pate, F. Plasil, K. Pope, J. M. Qualls, G. Rao, K. F. Read, S. H. Robinson, G. Roche, A. Romana, P. Rosnet, R. Roth, N. Saito, T. Sakuma, W. F. Sandhoff, L. Sanfratello, H. D. Sato, R. Savino, M. Sekimoto, M. R. Shaw, T. A. Shibata, K. S. Sim, H. D. Skank, D. E. Smith, G. D. Smith, W. E. Sondheim, S. Sorensen, F. Staley, P. W. Stankus, S. Steffens, E. M. Stein, M. Stepanov, W. Stokes, M. Sugioka, Z. Sun, A. Taketani, E. Taniguchi, J. D. Tepe, G. W. Thornton, W. Tian, J. Tojo, H. Torii, R. S. Towell, J. Tradeski, M. Vassent, C. Velissaris, L. Villatte, Y. Wan, Y. Watanabe, L. C. Watkins, B. R. Whitus, C. Williams, P. S. Willis, B. G. Wong-Swanson, Y. Yang, S. Yoneyama, G. R. Young, S. Zhou

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)537-548
Number of pages12
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Mar 1

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Funding Information:
We gratefully acknowledge the efforts of the RHIC staff. This work was supported by grants from the US Department of Energy's Nuclear Physics Division, the Japanese Ministry of Education Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Monbukagakusho) and the French IN2P3/Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and DAPNIA/Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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