Glass-coated beryllium mirrors for the LHCb RICH1 detector

GJ Barber, NH Brook, W Cameron, C D'Ambrosio, C Frei, N Harnew, RD Head, YP Khimitch, V Khmelnikov, P Loveridge, FCD Metlica, V Obraztsov, D Piedigrossi, V Sizenev, P Szczypka, O Ullaland, E Vygosky, D Websdale

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The design, manufacture and testing of lightweight glass-coated beryllium spherical converging mirrors for the RICH1 detector of the LHCb experiment are described. The mirrors need to be lightweight to minimize the material budget and fluorocarbon-compatible to avoid degradation in the RICH1 C4F10 gas radiator. Results of the optical measurements for small-sized prototypes and for a full-sized prototype mirror are reported.
Translated title of the contributionGlass-coated beryllium mirrors for the LHCb RICH1 detector
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)565 - 572
Number of pages8
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume570 (3)
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2007

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Publisher: Elsevier


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