2-7 May 2010
Oustau Calendal Conference Center
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The ALICE High Momentum Particle Identification system:an overview after the first LHC run.

3 May 2010, 11:00
Oustau Calendal Conference Center

Oustau Calendal Conference Center

Cassis, France
Oral presentation Cherenkov imaging in particle and nuclear physics experiments Cherenkov Imaging in particle and in nuclear physics experiments


Dr Paolo Martinengo (CERN)


The ALICE High Momentum Particle Identification RICH detector (HMPID), with its 10 m2 of Cesium Iodide (CsI) photo-cathodes is installed, in the ALICE solenoid since fall 2006. Since then, it has been thoroughly commissioned, together with its auxiliary systems, with cosmic rays and beam dump/splash events during various LHC injections tests in 2008 and 2009. Finally, the HMPID has successfully recorded events produced by the first proton-proton collisions at LHC in winter 2009. The present talk will review the experience gained during the commissioning phase and summarize the present status of the detector. Preliminary results, concerning the detector performance, will be shown.
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