Dr Greg Kalicy (The CUA University)Dr Jochen Schwiening (GSI)
The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced that the Electron-Ion Collider (EIC) will be the next major facility for nuclear science in the United States, located at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, NY. The EIC will answer fundamental questions about the role of gluons in nucleons and nuclei. The outcome of the EIC will provide unprecedented precision about the initial state properties in relativistic heavy ion collisions at RHIC and LHC, as well as the spin and spatial structure of the nucleon and light nuclei at low x. Particle identification (PID) of the final state hadrons is a key requirement for EIC. The EIC PID consortium (eRD14 Collaboration) has been developing PID detectors using ring imaging Cherenkov (RICH) techniques for EIC experiments covering the full kinematics coverage. In the ion-going direction, a dual-RICH (dRICH) is under development for π/K separation up to 50 GeV/c. In the electron-going direction, a compact modular RICH (mRICH) has been developed for π/K separation from 3 to 10 GeV/c. In the central rapidity region, a high-performance DIRC (hpDIRC) provides a compact and cost-effective way for π/K separation up to 6-7 GeV/c. This talk will highlight the design, recent developments, and the prototype program of the EIC PID systems and discuss the performance of system prototypes in particle beams at FNAL and CERN.
Dr Greg Kalicy (The CUA University)