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Title: FastDIRC: a fast Monte Carlo and reconstruction algorithm for DIRC detectors

Abstract

FastDIRC is a novel fast Monte Carlo and reconstruction algorithm for DIRC detectors. A DIRC employs rectangular fused-silica bars both as Cherenkov radiators and as light guides. Cherenkov-photon imaging and time-of-propagation information are utilized by a DIRC to identify charged particles. GEANT4-based DIRC Monte Carlo simulations are extremely CPU intensive. The FastDIRC algorithm permits fully simulating a DIRC detector more than 10,000 times faster than using GEANT4. This facilitates designing a DIRC-reconstruction algorithm that improves the Cherenkov-angle resolution of a DIRC detector by ≈ 30% compared to existing algorithms. FastDIRC also greatly reduces the time required to study competing DIRC-detector designs.

Authors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States). Dept. of Physics
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1535595
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0010497
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Instrumentation
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 11; Journal Issue: 10; Journal ID: ISSN 1748-0221
Publisher:
Institute of Physics (IOP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; Instruments & Instrumentation

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Hardin, J., and Williams, M. FastDIRC: a fast Monte Carlo and reconstruction algorithm for DIRC detectors. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1088/1748-0221/11/10/p10007.
Hardin, J., & Williams, M. FastDIRC: a fast Monte Carlo and reconstruction algorithm for DIRC detectors. United States. doi:10.1088/1748-0221/11/10/p10007.
Hardin, J., and Williams, M. Mon . "FastDIRC: a fast Monte Carlo and reconstruction algorithm for DIRC detectors". United States. doi:10.1088/1748-0221/11/10/p10007. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1535595.
@article{osti_1535595,
title = {FastDIRC: a fast Monte Carlo and reconstruction algorithm for DIRC detectors},
author = {Hardin, J. and Williams, M.},
abstractNote = {FastDIRC is a novel fast Monte Carlo and reconstruction algorithm for DIRC detectors. A DIRC employs rectangular fused-silica bars both as Cherenkov radiators and as light guides. Cherenkov-photon imaging and time-of-propagation information are utilized by a DIRC to identify charged particles. GEANT4-based DIRC Monte Carlo simulations are extremely CPU intensive. The FastDIRC algorithm permits fully simulating a DIRC detector more than 10,000 times faster than using GEANT4. This facilitates designing a DIRC-reconstruction algorithm that improves the Cherenkov-angle resolution of a DIRC detector by ≈ 30% compared to existing algorithms. FastDIRC also greatly reduces the time required to study competing DIRC-detector designs.},
doi = {10.1088/1748-0221/11/10/p10007},
journal = {Journal of Instrumentation},
number = 10,
volume = 11,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {10}
}

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