Event reconstruction in the PHENIX central arm spectrometers

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The central arm spectrometers for the PHENIX experiment at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider have been designed for the optimization of particle identification in relativistic heavy ion collisions. The spectrometers present a challenging environment for event reconstruction due to a very high track multiplicity in a complicated, focusing, magnetic field. In order to meet this challenge, nine distinct detector types are integrated for charged particle tracking, momentum reconstruction. and particle identification. The techniques which have been developed for the task of event reconstruction are described.


  • JT Mitchell
  • Y Akiba
  • L Aphecetche
  • R Averbeck
  • TC Awes
  • V Baublis
  • A Bazilevsky
  • MJ Bennett
  • H Buesching
  • J Burward-Hoy
  • S Butsyk
  • M Chiu
  • T Christ
  • T Chujo
  • P Constantin
  • G David
  • A Denisov
  • A Drees
  • AG Hansen
  • TK Hemmick
  • J Jia
  • SC Johnson
  • E Kistenev
  • A Kiyomichi
  • T Kohama
  • JG Lajoie
  • J Lauret
  • A Lebedev
  • CF Maguire
  • F Messer
  • Pål Nilsson
  • H Ohnishi
  • J Park
  • M Rosati
  • AA Rose
  • SS Ryu
  • A Sakaguchi
  • S Sato
  • K Shigaki
  • T Sugitate
  • JP Sullivan
  • M Suzuki
  • Henrik Tydesjö
  • HW Van Hecke
  • J Velkovska
  • MA Volkov
  • S White
  • W Xie
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Accelerator Physics and Instrumentation


  • pattern recognition, heavy ions, spectrometer
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)491-512
JournalNuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research. Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors, and Associated Equipment
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 2002
Publication categoryResearch