Jun 2 – 7, 2019
Carnegie Mellon University
America/New_York timezone

Physics with the GlueX DIRC

Jun 4, 2019, 1:30 PM
Rangos 3

Rangos 3

Invited Future Facilities and Directions Future Facilities


Justin Stevens (William & Mary)


The GlueX experiment is located in experimental Hall D at Jefferson Lab (JLab) and provides a unique capability to search for hybrid mesons in high-energy photoproduction, utilizing a 9 GeV linearly polarized photon beam. The initial, low-intensity phase of GlueX was recently completed and a high-intensity phase will begin this year which includes an upgraded kaon identification system known as the DIRC (Detection of Internally Reflected Cherekov light) utilizing components from the decommissioned BaBar DIRC. The identification of kaon final states will significantly enhance the GlueX physics program, to aid in inferring the quark flavor content of conventional (and potentially hybrid) mesons. In this talk, an overview of the GlueX DIRC will be presented with a focus on recent commissioning studies and the future measurements made possible by this upgrade.

Primary author

Justin Stevens (William & Mary)

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