The BLAST Cherenkov detectors

B. Tonguc, Ricardo Alarcon, T. Botto, J. Calarco, A. Degrush, O. Filoti, E. Geis, J. Kelsey, J. Prince, E. Six, C. Vidal

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We report on the design, construction, and operation of a large array of diffusely reflective aerogel Cherenkov detectors. They are part of the detector instrumentation of the Bates Large Acceptance Spectrometer Toroid (BLAST) at the MIT-Bates Linear Accelerator Center. The Cherenkov detectors are used for particle identification. They are able to discriminate between pions and electrons with momenta up to 700 MeV/c.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)364-369
Number of pages6
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Nov 11 2005


  • Aerogel
  • Cherenkov detectors
  • Diffuse reflection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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