Proposal for a Hadron Blind Detector for PHENIX


A Hadron Blind Detector (HBD) is proposed as upgrade of the PHENIX detector at RHIC, BNL. The HBD will allow the measurement of low-mass ee pairs from the decay of the light vector mesons ρ, ω, φ and the low-mass continuum in Au-Au collisions at energies up to √ sNN= 200 GeV . From MC simulations and general considerations, the HBD has to identify electrons… (More)

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