Detector requirements and simulation results for the EIC exclusive, diffractive and tagging physics program using the ECCE detector concept

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This article presents a collection of simulation studies using the ECCE detector concept in the context of the EIC's exclusive, diffractive, and tagging physics program, which aims to further explore the rich quark–gluon structure of nucleons and nuclei. To successfully execute the program, ECCE proposed to utilize the detector system close to the beamline to ensure exclusivity and tag ion beam/fragments for a particular reaction of interest. Preliminary studies confirm the proposed technology and design satisfy the requirements. The projected physics impact results are based on the projected detector performance from the simulation at 10 or 100 fb−1 of integrated luminosity. Additionally, insights related to a potential second EIC detector are documented, which could serve as a guidepost for future development.

Original languageEnglish
Article number168238
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
StatePublished - Jul 2023

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research used resources from the Compute and Data Environment for Science (CADES) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, which is supported by the Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725 .

Funding Information:
We acknowledge support from the Office of Nuclear Physics in the Office of Science in the Department of Energy , the National Science Foundation, USA , the Los Alamos National Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD), USA 20200022DR , the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) , and the UK Research and Innovation Science and Technology Facilities Council .

Funding Information:
And we gratefully acknowledge the support of Brookhaven National Lab and the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility which are operated under contracts DE-SC0012704 and DE-AC05-06OR23177 respectively.

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© 2023 Elsevier B.V.


  • Diffractive
  • ECCE
  • Electron–Ion Collider
  • Exclusive
  • Tagging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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