Performance of the BM@N GEM/CSC tracking system at the Nuclotron beam
1 JINR, Dubna, Russia
2 MEPhI, Moscow, Russia
3 CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
* e-mail: Elena.Kulish@cern.ch
Published online: 3 April 2019
BM@N (Baryonic Matter at the Nuclotron) is a fixed target experiment aimed to study nuclear matter in the relativistic heavy-ion collisions at the Nuclotron accelerator in JINR. The BM@N tracking system is based on Gas Electron Multipliers (GEM) detectors mounted inside the BM@N analyzing magnet. The Cathode Strip Chamber (CSC) is installed outside the magnet. The CSC is used for improvement of particles momentum identification. The structure of the GEM detectors and the CSC prototype and the results of study of their characteristics are presented. The GEM detectors and CSC are integrated into the BM@N experimental setup and data acquisition system. The results of first tests of the GEM tracking system and CSC in last runs are shortly reviewed.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2019