The TORCH time-of-flight detector is designed to provide a 15 ps timing resolution for charged particles, resulting in K/p (p/K) particle identification up to momentum of about 10 (15) GeV/c over a 10 m flight distance. Cherenkov photons, produced in a quartz plate of 10 mm thickness, are focused onto an array of micro-channel plate photomultipliers (MCP-PMTs) which measure the photon arrival times and spatial positions. A TORCH demonstrator module instrumented with a customised MCP-PMTs has been tested at the CERN PS. The useful implementation for the particle identification in the LHCb experiment requires single-photon time resolution of 70 ps. The timing performance and photon yields have been measured as a function of beam position in the radiator, giving measurements which are approaching the required resolution. A possible TORCH design of the particle identification system in the LHCb experiment has been simulated and its potential for high luminosity running has been evaluated.
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||Proceedings of Science|
|Publication status||Published - 15 Apr 2021|
|Event||40th International Conference on High Energy Physics, ICHEP 2020 - Virtual, Prague, Czech Republic|
Duration: 28 Jul 2020 → 6 Aug 2020
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