Time of Flight

  • Posted on: 23 July 2014
Charged particles are identified by Time-Of-Flight (TOF) in ALICE. TOF measurements yield the velocity of a charged particle by measuring the flight time over a given distance along the track trajectory.

Charged particles in the intermediate momentum range are identified in ALICE by the Time Of Flight (TOF) detector. The time measurement with the TOF, in conjunction with the momentum and track length measured by the tracking detectors is used to calculate the particle mass. 

Read more about TOF.