The J-PARC E36 experiment will search for a violation of lepton universality by a precise measurement of the ratio of the kaon decay widths RK=Γ(K+→e+ν)/Γ(K+→μ+ν). Charged particles will be identified by the combination of three independent systems: a lead-glass Cherenkov counter, an aerogel Cherenkov counter, and a time-of-flight measurement. The performance of the lead-glass Cherenkov counter was investigated with e+, μ+, and π+ beams in the relevant momentum region from the K+ decays. By using a polyethylene degrader to slow down the beam momentum in front of the lead-glass block, we succeeded in reducing the muon mis-identification probability down to 5% while maintaining a high e+ detection efficiency of 98%.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 11 2015|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics