Campus Units

Physics and Astronomy

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

3-1-2003

Journal or Book Title

Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment

Volume

499

Issue

2-3

First Page

469

Last Page

479

DOI

10.1016/S0168-9002(02)01950-2

Abstract

The PHENIX detector is designed to perform a broad study of A–A, p–A, and p–p collisions to investigate nuclear matter under extreme conditions. A wide variety of probes, sensitive to all timescales, are used to study systematic variations with species and energy as well as to measure the spin structure of the nucleon. Designing for the needs of the heavy-ion and polarized-proton programs has produced a detector with unparalleled capabilities. PHENIX measures electron and muon pairs, photons, and hadrons with excellent energy and momentum resolution. The detector consists of a large number of subsystems that are discussed in other papers in this volume. The overall design parameters of the detector are presented.

Comments

This is a manuscript of an article from Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 499 (2003): 469, doi:10.1016/S0168-9002(02)01950-2. Posted with permission.

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Elsevier Science B.V.

Language

en

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