A High-Precision Tracking Algorithm for Mass Reconstruction of Heavy-Ion Fragments in the R3B Experiment at FAIR
GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH, Planckstraße 1,
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Published online: 17 September 2019
The multi-purpose R3B (Reactions with Relativistic Radioactive Beams) setup at the future FAIR facility in Darmstadt will be used for various experiments with exotic beams in inverse kinematics. In front and after the reaction target a combination of detectors serves for particle identification and momentum measurements. In order to perform a high-precision charge identification of heavy-ion fragments and achieve a momentum resolution of 10-3 following is required: a time of flight (ToF) measurement with up to 15 ps accuracy, position determination on the order of less than 0.5 mm and a dedicated algorithm for the heavy-ion tracking in highly non-homogeneous dipole field. With these constraints a tracking package is being developed and tested within the R3B software framework, this package has to go into production in fall of 2018. An iterative approach has been chosen for simultaneous track finding and fitting. The design and concept of the package are introduced in this paper, also the tests and the resolution measured with simulated data are presented.
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