The European Physical Journal A

, Volume 31, Issue 4, pp 509–511 | Cite as

The HERMES Recoil Detector

QNP 2006


The HERMES Collaboration installed a new Recoil Detector to upgrade the existing spectrometer to study hard exclusive processes which provide access to generalised parton distributions (GPDs) and hence to the orbital angular momentum of quarks. The HERMES Recoil Detector mainly consists of three components: a silicon detector surrounding the target cell inside the beam vacuum, a scintillating fibre tracker and a photon detector with three layers of tungsten and scintillator bars in three different orientations. All three detectors are located inside a solenoidal magnet which provides a 1T longitudinal magnetic field. The Recoil Detector was installed in January 2006 and data taking will last until July of 2007.


29.30.Aj Charged-particle spectrometers: electric and magnetic 14.20.Dh Protons and neutrons 29.40.Wk Solid-state detectors 29.40.Mc Scintillation detectors 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Yu
    • 1
  1. 1.II.Physikalisches InstitutUniversity of GiessenGiessenGermany

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