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SLAC-PUB-10516
The DIRC Particle Identification System for the BABAR Experiment.

Abstract

A new type of ring-imaging Cherenkov detector is being used for hadronic particle identification in the BABAR experiment at the SLAC B Factory (PEP-II). This detector is called DIRC, an acronym for Detection of Internally Reflected Cherenkov (Light). This paper will discuss the construction, operation and performance of the BABAR DIRC in detail.

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The present version of SLAC-PUB-10516 was updated November 2004 to fix the problematic pages 51/71. The original version was published at SLAC in July 2004

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