Two beamline Cherenkov detectors (Ckov-a,-b) support particle identification in the MICE beamline. Electrons and high-momentum muons and pions can be identified with good efficiency. We report on the Ckov-a,-b performance in detecting pions and muons with MICE Step I data and derive an upper limit on the pion contamination in the standard MICE muon beam.
- Pub Date:
- January 2016
- Physics - Instrumentation and Detectors;
- High Energy Physics - Experiment;
- Physics - Accelerator Physics
- 5 pages, 3 figures. Prepared for the XXVII International Workshop on Neutrino Factories and Future Neutrino Facilities (NuFact15), 10-15 August 2015, Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas F\'isicas (CBPF), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil