The STAR Muon Telescope Detector Upgrade

20 May 2014, 16:30
spectrum (darmstadtium)



Board: M-05
Poster Future Experimental Facilities, Upgrades, and Instrumentation Poster session


Frank Geurts (Rice University (US))


The 2014 RHIC run marks the complete installation of the Muon Telescope Detector (MTD) by the STAR Collaboration. This detector upgrade is based on long Multi-gap Resistive Plate Chambers (MRPCs) which have been mounted outside STAR's magnet yoke. The MTD provides a coverage of 45% in azimuth over almost one unit of pseudorapidity, centered around mid-rapdity . The detector, in combination with other mid-rapidity detectors and the newly installed Heavy Flavor Tracker, will enable STAR to accurately address a wide range of physics that involve dilepton and heavy-flavor probes. In this poster, we will present the physics prospects of the MTD upgrade, as well as a first glimpse at its performance in the present RHIC 200 GeV Au+Au heavy-ion run.
On behalf of collaboration: STAR

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Frank Geurts (Rice University (US))

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