The cosmic ray detector for the NICA collider
1 National Centre for Nuclear Research, ul. Andrzeja Soltana 7, 05-400 Otwock, Swierk, Poland
2 Joint Institute of Nuclear Research, Joliot-Curie, 6 Dubna, Moscow region, Russia, 141980
3 Warsaw University of Technology, Pl. Politechniki 1, 00-661 Warsaw, Poland
4 Jan Kochanowski University, ul. Zeromskiego 5, 25-369 Kielce, Poland
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Published online: 30 September 2020
Multi-Purpose Detector (MPD) is a main part of a new Ion Collider fAcility (NICA) located in Dubna, Russia. To increase MPD functionality, it was proposed to add an additional muon trigger system for off-beam calibration of the MPD sub-detectors and for rejection of cosmic ray background during experiments. The system could also be very useful for astrophysical observations of cosmic showers initiated by high energy primary particles. This article describes the main goals of MCORD detector and the early stage of MCORD design, based on plastic scintillators with silicon photomultiplier photodetectors (SiPM) for scintillation readout and electronic system based on MicroTCA standard.
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