Progress and perspectives of FARICH R&D for the Super Charm-Tau Factory project

A. Yu Barnyakov, M. Yu Barnyakov, V. S. Bobrovnikov, A. R. Buzykaev, A. F. Daniluyk, M. Düren, A. Hayrapetyan, A. A. Katcin, H. Kayan, S. A. Kononov, E. A. Kravchenko, I. A. Kuyanov, I. O. Ovtin, N. A. Podgornov, S. I. Pomuleva, M. A. Schmidt, A. S. Shalygin, M. Traxler

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Particle identification system based on Focusing Aerogel RICH (FARICH) detector is considered as an option for the future experiments at the Super Charm-Tau Factory (Russia). We present the progress of FARICH R&D at the Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics. New samples of focusing 4-layer aerogels with maximal refractive index 1.065 were produced in 2020–2021. First beam test results with relativistic electrons demonstrate single photon resolution (SPR) of 9÷10mrad. According to simulation results, the aerogels with such SPR are able to provide μ/π-separation at the level of more than 3 standard deviations for tracks with momentum 1.5 GeV/c. The first version of electronics to readout SiPM arrays based on TDC implemented on FPGA (FPGA-TDC) was developed and manufactured.


  • Aerogel
  • PID system
  • RICH
  • SiPM




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