NA61/SHINE facility at the CERN SPS: Beams and detector system

N. Abgrall, O. Andreeva, A. Aduszkiewicz, Y. Ali, T. Anticic, N. Antoniou, B. Baatar, F. Bay, A. Blondel, J. Blumer, M. Bogomilov, M. Bogusz, A. Bravar, J. Brzychczyk, S. A. Bunyatov, P. Christakoglou, M. Cirkovic, T. Czopowicz, N. Davis, S. DebieuxH. Dembinski, F. Diakonos, S. Di Luise, W. Dominik, T. Drozhzhova, J. Dumarchez, K. Dynowski, R. Engel, I. Efthymiopoulos, A. Ereditato, A. Fabich, G. A. Feofilov, Z. Fodor, A. Fulop, M. Gaździcki, M. Golubeva, K. Grebieszkow, A. Grzeszczuk, F. Guber, A. Haesler, T. Hasegawa, M. Hierholzer, R. Idczak, S. Igolkin, A. Ivashkin, D. Jokovic, K. Kadija, A. Kapoyannis, E. Kaptur, D. Kielczewska, M. Kirejczyk, J. Kisiel, T. Kiss, S. Kleinfelder, T. Kobayashi, V. I. Kolesnikov, D. Kolev, V. P. Kondratiev, A. Korzenev, P. Koversarski, S. Kowalski, A. Krasnoperov, A. Kurepin, D. Larsen, A. László, V. V. Lyubushkin, M. Maćkowiak-Pawłowska, Z. Majka, B. Maksiak, A. I. Malakhov, D. Maletic, D. Manglunki, D. Manic, A. Marchionni, A. Marcinek, V. Marin, K. Marton, H. J. Mathes, T. Matulewicz, V. Matveev, G. L. Melkumov, M. Messina, St Mrówczyński, S. Murphy, T. Nakadaira, M. Nirkko, K. Nishikawa, T. Palczewski, G. Palla, A. D. Panagiotou, T. Paul, W. Peryt, O. Petukhov, C. Pistillo, R. Płaneta, J. Pluta, B. A. Popov, M. Posiadala, S. Puławski, J. Puzovic, W. Rauch, M. Ravonel, A. Redij, R. Renfordt, E. Richter-Ws, A. Robert, D. Röhrich, E. Rondio, B. Rossi, M. Roth, A. Rubbia, A. Rustamov, M. Rybczyński, A. Sadovsky, K. Sakashita, M. Savic, K. Schmidt, T. Sekiguchi, P. Seyboth, D. Sgalaberna, M. Shibata, R. Sipos, E. Skrzypczak, M. Słodkowski, Z. Sosin, P. Staszel, G. Stefanek, J. Stepaniak, H. Stroebele, T. Susa, M. Szuba, M. Tada, V. Tereshchenko, T. Tolyhi, R. Tsenov, L. Turko, R. Ulrich, M. Unger, M. Vassiliou, D. Veberic, V. V. Vechernin, G. Vesztergombi, L. Vinogradov, A. Wilczek, Z. Włodarczyk, A. Wojtaszek-Szwarz, O. Wyszyński, L. Zambelli, W. Zipper

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Abstract

NA61/SHINE (SPS Heavy Ion and Neutrino Experiment) is a multi-purpose experimental facility to study hadron production in hadron-proton, hadron-nucleus and nucleus-nucleus collisions at the CERN Super Proton Synchrotron. It recorded the first physics data with hadron beams in 2009 and with ion beams (secondary 7Be beams) in 2011. NA61/SHINE has greatly profited from the long development of the CERN proton and ion sources and the accelerator chain as well as the H2 beamline of the CERN North Area. The latter has recently been modified to also serve as a fragment separator as needed to produce the Be beams for NA61/SHINE. Numerous components of the NA61/SHINE set-up were inherited from its predecessors, in particular, the last one, the NA49 experiment. Important new detectors and upgrades of the legacy equipment were introduced by the NA61/SHINE Collaboration. This paper describes the state of the NA61/SHINE facility - the beams and the detector system - before the CERN Long Shutdown I, which started in March 2013.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberP06005
JournalJournal of Instrumentation
Volume9
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2014

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Keywords

  • Instrumentation for radioactive beams (fragmentation devices; fragment and isotope, separators incl. ISOL; isobar separators; ion and atom traps; weak-beam diagnostics; radioactive-beam ion sources)
  • Particle identification methods
  • Time projection chambers
  • Trigger detectors

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  • Mathematical Physics

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Abgrall, N., Andreeva, O., Aduszkiewicz, A., Ali, Y., Anticic, T., Antoniou, N., ... Zipper, W. (2014). NA61/SHINE facility at the CERN SPS: Beams and detector system. Journal of Instrumentation, 9(6), [P06005]. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-0221/9/06/P06005

NA61/SHINE facility at the CERN SPS : Beams and detector system. / Abgrall, N.; Andreeva, O.; Aduszkiewicz, A.; Ali, Y.; Anticic, T.; Antoniou, N.; Baatar, B.; Bay, F.; Blondel, A.; Blumer, J.; Bogomilov, M.; Bogusz, M.; Bravar, A.; Brzychczyk, J.; Bunyatov, S. A.; Christakoglou, P.; Cirkovic, M.; Czopowicz, T.; Davis, N.; Debieux, S.; Dembinski, H.; Diakonos, F.; Luise, S. Di; Dominik, W.; Drozhzhova, T.; Dumarchez, J.; Dynowski, K.; Engel, R.; Efthymiopoulos, I.; Ereditato, A.; Fabich, A.; Feofilov, G. A.; Fodor, Z.; Fulop, A.; Gaździcki, M.; Golubeva, M.; Grebieszkow, K.; Grzeszczuk, A.; Guber, F.; Haesler, A.; Hasegawa, T.; Hierholzer, M.; Idczak, R.; Igolkin, S.; Ivashkin, A.; Jokovic, D.; Kadija, K.; Kapoyannis, A.; Kaptur, E.; Kielczewska, D.; Kirejczyk, M.; Kisiel, J.; Kiss, T.; Kleinfelder, S.; Kobayashi, T.; Kolesnikov, V. I.; Kolev, D.; Kondratiev, V. P.; Korzenev, A.; Koversarski, P.; Kowalski, S.; Krasnoperov, A.; Kurepin, A.; Larsen, D.; László, A.; Lyubushkin, V. V.; Maćkowiak-Pawłowska, M.; Majka, Z.; Maksiak, B.; Malakhov, A. I.; Maletic, D.; Manglunki, D.; Manic, D.; Marchionni, A.; Marcinek, A.; Marin, V.; Marton, K.; Mathes, H. J.; Matulewicz, T.; Matveev, V.; Melkumov, G. L.; Messina, M.; Mrówczyński, St; Murphy, S.; Nakadaira, T.; Nirkko, M.; Nishikawa, K.; Palczewski, T.; Palla, G.; Panagiotou, A. D.; Paul, T.; Peryt, W.; Petukhov, O.; Pistillo, C.; Płaneta, R.; Pluta, J.; Popov, B. A.; Posiadala, M.; Puławski, S.; Puzovic, J.; Rauch, W.; Ravonel, M.; Redij, A.; Renfordt, R.; Richter-Ws, E.; Robert, A.; Röhrich, D.; Rondio, E.; Rossi, B.; Roth, M.; Rubbia, A.; Rustamov, A.; Rybczyński, M.; Sadovsky, A.; Sakashita, K.; Savic, M.; Schmidt, K.; Sekiguchi, T.; Seyboth, P.; Sgalaberna, D.; Shibata, M.; Sipos, R.; Skrzypczak, E.; Słodkowski, M.; Sosin, Z.; Staszel, P.; Stefanek, G.; Stepaniak, J.; Stroebele, H.; Susa, T.; Szuba, M.; Tada, M.; Tereshchenko, V.; Tolyhi, T.; Tsenov, R.; Turko, L.; Ulrich, R.; Unger, M.; Vassiliou, M.; Veberic, D.; Vechernin, V. V.; Vesztergombi, G.; Vinogradov, L.; Wilczek, A.; Włodarczyk, Z.; Wojtaszek-Szwarz, A.; Wyszyński, O.; Zambelli, L.; Zipper, W.

In: Journal of Instrumentation, Vol. 9, No. 6, P06005, 01.06.2014.

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Abgrall, N, Andreeva, O, Aduszkiewicz, A, Ali, Y, Anticic, T, Antoniou, N, Baatar, B, Bay, F, Blondel, A, Blumer, J, Bogomilov, M, Bogusz, M, Bravar, A, Brzychczyk, J, Bunyatov, SA, Christakoglou, P, Cirkovic, M, Czopowicz, T, Davis, N, Debieux, S, Dembinski, H, Diakonos, F, Luise, SD, Dominik, W, Drozhzhova, T, Dumarchez, J, Dynowski, K, Engel, R, Efthymiopoulos, I, Ereditato, A, Fabich, A, Feofilov, GA, Fodor, Z, Fulop, A, Gaździcki, M, Golubeva, M, Grebieszkow, K, Grzeszczuk, A, Guber, F, Haesler, A, Hasegawa, T, Hierholzer, M, Idczak, R, Igolkin, S, Ivashkin, A, Jokovic, D, Kadija, K, Kapoyannis, A, Kaptur, E, Kielczewska, D, Kirejczyk, M, Kisiel, J, Kiss, T, Kleinfelder, S, Kobayashi, T, Kolesnikov, VI, Kolev, D, Kondratiev, VP, Korzenev, A, Koversarski, P, Kowalski, S, Krasnoperov, A, Kurepin, A, Larsen, D, László, A, Lyubushkin, VV, Maćkowiak-Pawłowska, M, Majka, Z, Maksiak, B, Malakhov, AI, Maletic, D, Manglunki, D, Manic, D, Marchionni, A, Marcinek, A, Marin, V, Marton, K, Mathes, HJ, Matulewicz, T, Matveev, V, Melkumov, GL, Messina, M, Mrówczyński, S, Murphy, S, Nakadaira, T, Nirkko, M, Nishikawa, K, Palczewski, T, Palla, G, Panagiotou, AD, Paul, T, Peryt, W, Petukhov, O, Pistillo, C, Płaneta, R, Pluta, J, Popov, BA, Posiadala, M, Puławski, S, Puzovic, J, Rauch, W, Ravonel, M, Redij, A, Renfordt, R, Richter-Ws, E, Robert, A, Röhrich, D, Rondio, E, Rossi, B, Roth, M, Rubbia, A, Rustamov, A, Rybczyński, M, Sadovsky, A, Sakashita, K, Savic, M, Schmidt, K, Sekiguchi, T, Seyboth, P, Sgalaberna, D, Shibata, M, Sipos, R, Skrzypczak, E, Słodkowski, M, Sosin, Z, Staszel, P, Stefanek, G, Stepaniak, J, Stroebele, H, Susa, T, Szuba, M, Tada, M, Tereshchenko, V, Tolyhi, T, Tsenov, R, Turko, L, Ulrich, R, Unger, M, Vassiliou, M, Veberic, D, Vechernin, VV, Vesztergombi, G, Vinogradov, L, Wilczek, A, Włodarczyk, Z, Wojtaszek-Szwarz, A, Wyszyński, O, Zambelli, L & Zipper, W 2014, 'NA61/SHINE facility at the CERN SPS: Beams and detector system', Journal of Instrumentation, vol. 9, no. 6, P06005. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-0221/9/06/P06005
Abgrall N, Andreeva O, Aduszkiewicz A, Ali Y, Anticic T, Antoniou N et al. NA61/SHINE facility at the CERN SPS: Beams and detector system. Journal of Instrumentation. 2014 Jun 1;9(6). P06005. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-0221/9/06/P06005
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AU - Andreeva, O.

AU - Aduszkiewicz, A.

AU - Ali, Y.

AU - Anticic, T.

AU - Antoniou, N.

AU - Baatar, B.

AU - Bay, F.

AU - Blondel, A.

AU - Blumer, J.

AU - Bogomilov, M.

AU - Bogusz, M.

AU - Bravar, A.

AU - Brzychczyk, J.

AU - Bunyatov, S. A.

AU - Christakoglou, P.

AU - Cirkovic, M.

AU - Czopowicz, T.

AU - Davis, N.

AU - Debieux, S.

AU - Dembinski, H.

AU - Diakonos, F.

AU - Luise, S. Di

AU - Dominik, W.

AU - Drozhzhova, T.

AU - Dumarchez, J.

AU - Dynowski, K.

AU - Engel, R.

AU - Efthymiopoulos, I.

AU - Ereditato, A.

AU - Fabich, A.

AU - Feofilov, G. A.

AU - Fodor, Z.

AU - Fulop, A.

AU - Gaździcki, M.

AU - Golubeva, M.

AU - Grebieszkow, K.

AU - Grzeszczuk, A.

AU - Guber, F.

AU - Haesler, A.

AU - Hasegawa, T.

AU - Hierholzer, M.

AU - Idczak, R.

AU - Igolkin, S.

AU - Ivashkin, A.

AU - Jokovic, D.

AU - Kadija, K.

AU - Kapoyannis, A.

AU - Kaptur, E.

AU - Kielczewska, D.

AU - Kirejczyk, M.

AU - Kisiel, J.

AU - Kiss, T.

AU - Kleinfelder, S.

AU - Kobayashi, T.

AU - Kolesnikov, V. I.

AU - Kolev, D.

AU - Kondratiev, V. P.

AU - Korzenev, A.

AU - Koversarski, P.

AU - Kowalski, S.

AU - Krasnoperov, A.

AU - Kurepin, A.

AU - Larsen, D.

AU - László, A.

AU - Lyubushkin, V. V.

AU - Maćkowiak-Pawłowska, M.

AU - Majka, Z.

AU - Maksiak, B.

AU - Malakhov, A. I.

AU - Maletic, D.

AU - Manglunki, D.

AU - Manic, D.

AU - Marchionni, A.

AU - Marcinek, A.

AU - Marin, V.

AU - Marton, K.

AU - Mathes, H. J.

AU - Matulewicz, T.

AU - Matveev, V.

AU - Melkumov, G. L.

AU - Messina, M.

AU - Mrówczyński, St

AU - Murphy, S.

AU - Nakadaira, T.

AU - Nirkko, M.

AU - Nishikawa, K.

AU - Palczewski, T.

AU - Palla, G.

AU - Panagiotou, A. D.

AU - Paul, T.

AU - Peryt, W.

AU - Petukhov, O.

AU - Pistillo, C.

AU - Płaneta, R.

AU - Pluta, J.

AU - Popov, B. A.

AU - Posiadala, M.

AU - Puławski, S.

AU - Puzovic, J.

AU - Rauch, W.

AU - Ravonel, M.

AU - Redij, A.

AU - Renfordt, R.

AU - Richter-Ws, E.

AU - Robert, A.

AU - Röhrich, D.

AU - Rondio, E.

AU - Rossi, B.

AU - Roth, M.

AU - Rubbia, A.

AU - Rustamov, A.

AU - Rybczyński, M.

AU - Sadovsky, A.

AU - Sakashita, K.

AU - Savic, M.

AU - Schmidt, K.

AU - Sekiguchi, T.

AU - Seyboth, P.

AU - Sgalaberna, D.

AU - Shibata, M.

AU - Sipos, R.

AU - Skrzypczak, E.

AU - Słodkowski, M.

AU - Sosin, Z.

AU - Staszel, P.

AU - Stefanek, G.

AU - Stepaniak, J.

AU - Stroebele, H.

AU - Susa, T.

AU - Szuba, M.

AU - Tada, M.

AU - Tereshchenko, V.

AU - Tolyhi, T.

AU - Tsenov, R.

AU - Turko, L.

AU - Ulrich, R.

AU - Unger, M.

AU - Vassiliou, M.

AU - Veberic, D.

AU - Vechernin, V. V.

AU - Vesztergombi, G.

AU - Vinogradov, L.

AU - Wilczek, A.

AU - Włodarczyk, Z.

AU - Wojtaszek-Szwarz, A.

AU - Wyszyński, O.

AU - Zambelli, L.

AU - Zipper, W.

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Y1 - 2014/6/1

N2 - NA61/SHINE (SPS Heavy Ion and Neutrino Experiment) is a multi-purpose experimental facility to study hadron production in hadron-proton, hadron-nucleus and nucleus-nucleus collisions at the CERN Super Proton Synchrotron. It recorded the first physics data with hadron beams in 2009 and with ion beams (secondary 7Be beams) in 2011. NA61/SHINE has greatly profited from the long development of the CERN proton and ion sources and the accelerator chain as well as the H2 beamline of the CERN North Area. The latter has recently been modified to also serve as a fragment separator as needed to produce the Be beams for NA61/SHINE. Numerous components of the NA61/SHINE set-up were inherited from its predecessors, in particular, the last one, the NA49 experiment. Important new detectors and upgrades of the legacy equipment were introduced by the NA61/SHINE Collaboration. This paper describes the state of the NA61/SHINE facility - the beams and the detector system - before the CERN Long Shutdown I, which started in March 2013.

AB - NA61/SHINE (SPS Heavy Ion and Neutrino Experiment) is a multi-purpose experimental facility to study hadron production in hadron-proton, hadron-nucleus and nucleus-nucleus collisions at the CERN Super Proton Synchrotron. It recorded the first physics data with hadron beams in 2009 and with ion beams (secondary 7Be beams) in 2011. NA61/SHINE has greatly profited from the long development of the CERN proton and ion sources and the accelerator chain as well as the H2 beamline of the CERN North Area. The latter has recently been modified to also serve as a fragment separator as needed to produce the Be beams for NA61/SHINE. Numerous components of the NA61/SHINE set-up were inherited from its predecessors, in particular, the last one, the NA49 experiment. Important new detectors and upgrades of the legacy equipment were introduced by the NA61/SHINE Collaboration. This paper describes the state of the NA61/SHINE facility - the beams and the detector system - before the CERN Long Shutdown I, which started in March 2013.

KW - Instrumentation for radioactive beams (fragmentation devices; fragment and isotope, separators incl. ISOL; isobar separators; ion and atom traps; weak-beam diagnostics; radioactive-beam ion sources)

KW - Particle identification methods

KW - Time projection chambers

KW - Trigger detectors

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U2 - 10.1088/1748-0221/9/06/P06005

DO - 10.1088/1748-0221/9/06/P06005

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84903591978

VL - 9

JO - Journal of Instrumentation

JF - Journal of Instrumentation

SN - 1748-0221

IS - 6

M1 - P06005

ER -