The Small Acceptance Vertex Detector of NA61/SHINE

M. Deveaux, A. Aduszkiewicz, Y. Ali, M. Baszczyk, W. Brylinski, P. Dorosz, S. Di Luise, G. Feofilov, M. Gazdzicki, S. Igolkin, M. Jablonski, V. Kovalenko, M. Koziel, W. Kucewicz, D. Larsen, T. Lazareva, P. Martinengo, A. Merzlaya, L. Mik, R. PlanetaA. Snoch, V. Vechernin, D. Tefelski, M. Suljic, P. Staszel

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Abstract

Charmonium production in heavy ion collisions is considered as an important diagnostic probe for studying the phase diagram of strongly interacting matter for potential phase transitions. The interpretation of existing data from the CERN SPS is hampered by a lack of knowledge on the properties of open charm particle production in the fireball. Moreover, open charm production in heavy ion collisions by itself is poorly understood. To overcome this obstacle, the NA61/SHINE was equipped with a Small Acceptance Vertex Detector (SAVD), which is predicted to make the experiment sensitive to open charm mesons produced in A-A collisions at the SPS top energy. This paper will introduce the concept and the hardware of the SAVD. Moreover, first running experience as obtained in a commissioning run with a 150 AGeV/c Pb+Pb collision system will be reported.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication17th International Conference on Strangeness in Quark Matter, SQM 2017
EditorsA Mischke, P Kuijer
PublisherEDP Sciences
Number of pages6
Volume171
ISBN (Electronic)9782759890330
ISBN (Print)9782759890330
DOIs
StatePublished - 2 Feb 2018
Event17th International Conference on Strangeness in Quark Matter, SQM 2017 - Utrecht, Netherlands
Duration: 10 Jul 201715 Jul 2017

Publication series

NameEPJ Web of Conferences
PublisherE D P SCIENCES
Volume171
ISSN (Print)2100-014X

Conference

Conference17th International Conference on Strangeness in Quark Matter, SQM 2017
Country/TerritoryNetherlands
CityUtrecht
Period10/07/1715/07/17

Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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