VHMPID: A new detector for the ALICE experiment at LHC

A. G. Agócs, R. Alfaro, G. G. Barnaföldi, R. Bellwied, Gy Bencze, D. Berényi, L. Boldizsár, E. Cuautle, G. De Cataldo, D. Di Bari, A. Di Mauro, I. Dominguez, E. Futó, E. Garcí A, G. Hamar, J. Harris, A. Harton, L. Kovács, P. Lévai, Cs LipuszC. Markert, P. Martinengo, M. I. Martinez, M. Mastromarco, D. Mayani, L. Molnár, E. Nappi, A. Ortiz, G. Paić, C. Pastore, M. E. Patino, D. Perini, D. Perrino, V. Peskov, L. Pinsky, F. Piuz, S. Pochybová, N. Smirnov, J. Song, A. Timmins, D. Varga, A. Vargas, S. Vergara, G. Volpe, J. Yi, I. K. Yoo

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This article presents the basic idea of VHMPID, an upgrade detector for the ALICE e xperiment atLHC, CERN. The main goal of this detector is to extend the particle identification capabilities of ALICE to give more insight into the evolution of the hot and dense matter created in Pb-Pb collisions. Starting from the physics motivations and working principles the challenges and current status of development is detailed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number03004
JournalEPJ Web of Conferences
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2012
EventInternational Workshop on Hot and Cold Baryonic Matter, HCBM 2010 - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: Aug 15 2010Aug 20 2010


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Agócs, A. G., Alfaro, R., Barnaföldi, G. G., Bellwied, R., Bencze, G., Berényi, D., Boldizsár, L., Cuautle, E., De Cataldo, G., Di Bari, D., Di Mauro, A., Dominguez, I., Futó, E., Garcí A, E., Hamar, G., Harris, J., Harton, A., Kovács, L., Lévai, P., ... Yoo, I. K. (2012). VHMPID: A new detector for the ALICE experiment at LHC. EPJ Web of Conferences, 13, [03004]. https://doi.org/10.1051/epjconf/20111303004