The BRAHMS experiment at RHIC

M. Adamczyk, L. Antvorskov, K. Ashktorab, K. Asselta, E. Baker, I. G. Bearden, D. Beavis, C. Besliu, Y. Blyakhman, J. Brzychczyk, B. Budick, H. Bøggild, C. Chasman, C. H. Christensen, P. Christiansen, J. Cibor, R. Debbe, H. Diaz, L. Dutka, J. EngelhardtJ. J. Gaardhøje, K. Grotowski, K. Hagel, J. Hammond, J. C. Hansen, O. Hansen, A. Holm, A. K. Holme, H. Ito, E. Jakobsen, A. Jipa, J. I. Jørdre, F. Jundt, C. E. Jørgensen, M. Justice, M. Kajetanowicz, T. Keutgen, E. J. Kim, E. Kotula, T. Kozik, T. M. Larsen, N. Lindegaard, J. H. Lee, Y. K. Lee, G. Løvhøiden, Z. Majka, A. Makeev, E. McBreen, M. Murray, J. Natowitz, B. S. Nielsen, K. Olchanski, J. Olness, E. K. Olsen, D. Ouerdane, C. Pearson, K. Pena, D. Phillips, R. Płaneta, F. Rami, O. B. Rasmussen, D. Röhrich, B. H. Samset, S. J. Sanders, R. A. Scheetz, J. Sørensen, Z. Sosin, P. Staszel, T. F. Thorsteinsen, T. S. Tveter, F. Videbæk, R. Wada, J. Westergaard, A. Wieloch, I. S. Zgura

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    Abstract

    The BRAHMS experiment at RHIC was conceived to pursue the understanding of nuclear matter under extreme conditions by detailed measurements of charged hadrons over the widest possible range of rapidity and transverse momentum. The experiment consists of two spectrometers with complementary charged hadron detection capabilities as well as a series of global detectors for event characterization. A series of tracking detectors, time-of-flight arms and Cherenkov detectors enables momentum determination and particle identification over a wide range of rapidity and transverse momentum. Technical details and performance results are presented for the various detector subsystems. The performance of the entire system working together is shown to meet the goals of the experiment.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)437-468
    Number of pages32
    JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
    Volume499
    Issue number2-3
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Mar 1 2003

    Keywords

    • Particle ID
    • Relativistic Heavy ions
    • Spectrometer

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
    • Instrumentation

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