Cerenkov angle and charge reconstruction with the RICH detector for the AMS experiment
M.Pimenta, L.Arruda, P.Gonalves
Av. Elias Garcia, 14 1-andar, 1000-Lisboa
Campo Grande,, 1749-Lisboa
The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) experiment to be installed on the International Space Station
(ISS) will be equipped with a proximity focusing Ring Imaging Cerenkov (RICH) detector, for measurement of particle electric charge and velocity. The detector is made of an aerogel radiator and a photomultiplier matrix, enveloped by a large reflectivity conical shape mirror in order to increase the geometrical acceptance.
Preprint submitted to Elsevier Science
21 March 2002