The Barrel DIRC Detector for the PANDA Experiment at FAIR
R. Dzhygadlo, A. Ali, A. Belias, A. Gerhardt, K. Götzen, G. Kalicy, M. Krebs, D. Lehmann, F. Nerling, M. Patsyuk, K. Peters, G. Schepers, L. Schmitt, C. Schwarz, J. Schwiening, M. Traxler, M. Zühlsdorf, M. Böhm, A. Britting, W. Eyrich, A. Lehman, M. Pfaffinger, F. Uhlig, M. Dueren, E. Etzelmueller, K. Föhl, A. Hayrapetyan, K. Kreutzfeld, B. Kröck, O. Merle, J. Rieke, M. Schmidt, T. Wasem, P. Achenbach, M. Cardinali, M. Hoek, W. Lauth, S. Schlimme, C. Sfienti, and M. Thiel
Charged particle identification in the barrel region of the PANDA target spectrometer will be delivered by a Barrel DIRC detector. The design of the Barrel DIRC has been developed using Monte-Carlo simulation and validated with a full-scaled prototype in particle beams. It features the narrow radiators made of synthetic fused silica, focusing optics with 3-layer spherical lenses, and a compact prism-shaped expansion volume instrumented with MCP-PMTs.