Tests of a silica aerogel Cherenkov counter

Hideyuki Kawai, Junji Haba, Takahide Homma, Makoto Kobayashi, Kozo Miyake, Takashi S. Nakamura, Noboru Sasao, Yasuhiro Sugimoto, Masaichiro Yoshioka, Motomasa Daigo

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A Cherenkov counter with silica aerogel of refractive index 1.06 as radiator has been constructed and tested. The Cherenkov light produced in 9 cm thick silica aerogel was detected with four 5″-photomultipliers through a 162 cm long air light guide. The photoelectron yield for a 1 GeV/c pion beam was found to be 6 and uniform over a sensitive area of 40 × 30 cm2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)314-322
Number of pages9
JournalNuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, A
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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    Kawai, H., Haba, J., Homma, T., Kobayashi, M., Miyake, K., Nakamura, T. S., Sasao, N., Sugimoto, Y., Yoshioka, M., & Daigo, M. (1985). Tests of a silica aerogel Cherenkov counter. Nuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, A, 228(2-3), 314-322. https://doi.org/10.1016/0168-9002(85)90275-X