Master of Science (MS)
First Advisor's Name
Pete E. C. Markowitz
First Advisor's Committee Title
Second Advisor's Name
Third Advisor's Name
Fourth Advisor's Name
Rudolf H. Fiebig
Fifth Advisor's Name
Werner U. Boeglin
Date of Defense
The efficiency of the Aerogel Čerenkov detector for detecting particles having velocities greater than the speed of light in the aerogel media and the yield for rejecting particles having subthreshold velocities - smaller than the speed of light in the interaction media - was studied and is presented. The efficiency/inefficiency determination of the Aerogel Čerenkov detector consists of calculating the probabilities that a particle having a velocity above/below threshold generates a photoelectron in the aerogel block. The efficiency is determined using the normalised pulse height distribution of the photoelectrons. The Aerogel Čerenkov detector will play a key role in particle identification (PID) processes in Hall A at Jefferson Lab, allowing the separation of pseudoscalar mesons from pions which is required for many experiments to tag the flavor of the mesons and to identify the final states of interest for various experiments performed at Jefferson Lab.
Coman, Marius, "The Hall A Aerogel Čerenkov detector" (2000). FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2413.
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