Conferences and symposia. 110th anniversary of the birth of P.A. Cherenkov
Use of Cherenkov counters in experiments at accelerators for particle identification
S.P. Denisova,b aState Research Center ‘Institute of High Energy Physics’, ul. Pobedy 1, Protvino, Moscow Region, 142280, Russian Federation bNational Research Centre ‘Kurchatov Institute’, pl. akad. Kurchatova 1, Moscow, 123182, Russian Federation
The key properties of Cherenkov radiation are briefly discussed, together with various types of Cherenkov counters used to identify relativistic particles in accelerator studies. Specific examples of the application of Cherenkov counters in experiments are discussed. Special attention is given to the role of Cherenkov counters in antinuclei observation, including the discovery of the antiproton.
110th anniversary of the birth of P.A. Cherenkov (Scientific session of the Physical Sciences Division of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 17 December 2014)
Keywords: particle, radiation, counter, facility, accelerator, photon, proton, antiproton, antitritium, antihelium PACS:29.20.−c, 29.40.Ka, 41.60.Bq (all) DOI:10.3367/UFNe.0185.201505h.0515 URL: https://ufn.ru/en/articles/2015/5/g/ Citation: Denisov S P "Use of Cherenkov counters in experiments at accelerators for particle identification" Phys. Usp.58 480–485 (2015)