Tracked pellets - a way to improve the efficiency of charmonium studies
2006 (English)In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, ISSN 0168-9002, Vol. 568, no 2, 561-565 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We investigate the possibility of tracking individual hydrogen micro-spheres from an internal pellet target. Such a method aims to provide the primary vertex of a reaction to within about 100 mu m, without utilizing any detector response. Apart from background considerations the knowledge of the reaction vertex may be essential for the reconstruction of many physics channels. This is in particular true for the study of the Psi(3770) decay into D-mesons planned at the PANDA detector at the future FAIR facility. Here, the reconstruction of displaced vertices is especially difficult since neutral particles are involved.Studies with a pellet target at The Svedberg Laboratory, Uppsala, show the technical feasibility of a tracking system utilizing fast CCD line-scan cameras. Simulations for the reaction pp -> Psi(3770) -> D+D- prove the large impact such a system would have on the data taking and reconstruction at PANDA.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 568, no 2, 561-565 p.
internal target, pellet target, displaced vertex reconstruction, tracking, D-meson decay length
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-94847DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2006.08.058ISI: 000242822900009OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-94847DiVA: diva2:168845