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

A. Bylinkin, C. T. Dean, S. Fegan, D. Gangadharan, K. Gates, S. J.D. Kay, I. Korover, W. B. Li*, X. Li, R. Montgomery, D. Nguyen, G. Penman, J. R. Pybus, N. Santiesteban, S. Shimizu, R. Trotta, A. Usman, M. D. Baker, J. Frantz, D. I. GlazierD. W. Higinbotham, T. Horn, J. Huang, G. M. Huber, R. Reed, J. Roche, A. Schmidt, P. Steinberg, J. Stevens, Y. Goto, C. Munoz Camacho, M. Murray, Z. Papandreou, W. Zha, J. K. Adkins, Y. Akiba, A. Albataineh, M. Amaryan, I. C. Arsene, C. Ayerbe Gayoso, J. Bae, X. Bai, M. Bashkanov, R. Bellwied, F. Benmokhtar, V. Berdnikov, J. C. Bernauer, F. Bock, W. Boeglin, M. Borysova, E. Brash, P. Brindza, W. J. Briscoe, M. Brooks, S. Bueltmann, M. H.S. Bukhari, R. Capobianco, W. C. Chang, Y. Cheon, K. Chen, K. F. Chen, K. Y. Cheng, M. Chiu, T. Chujo, Z. Citron, E. Cline, E. Cohen, T. Cormier, Y. Corrales Morales, C. Cotton, J. Crafts, C. Crawford, S. Creekmore, C. Cuevas, J. Cunningham, G. David, M. Demarteau, S. Diehl, N. Doshita, R. Dupré, J. M. Durham, R. Dzhygadlo, R. Ehlers, L. El Fassi, A. Emmert, R. Ent, C. Fanelli, R. Fatemi, M. Finger, M. Friedman, I. Friscic, S. Gardner, F. Geurts, R. Gilman, E. Glimos, N. Grau, S. V. Greene, A. Q. Guo, L. Guo, S. K. Ha, J. Haggerty, T. Hayward, X. He, O. Hen, M. Hoballah, A. Hoghmrtsyan, P. H.J. Hsu, A. Hutson, K. Y. Hwang, C. E. Hyde, M. Inaba, T. Iwata, H. S. Jo, K. Joo, N. Kalantarians, G. Kalicy, K. Kawade, A. Kim, B. Kim, C. Kim, M. Kim, Y. Kim, E. Kistenev, V. Klimenko, S. H. Ko, W. Korsch, G. Krintiras, S. Kuhn, C. M. Kuo, T. Kutz, J. Lajoie, D. Lawrence, S. Lebedev, H. Lee, J. S.H. Lee, S. W. Lee, Y. J. Lee, W. Li, Y. T. Liang, S. Lim, C. H. Lin, D. X. Lin, K. Liu, M. X. Liu, K. Livingston, N. Liyanage, W. J. Llope, C. Loizides, E. Long, R. S. Lu, Z. Lu, W. Lynch, S. Mantry, D. Marchand, M. Marcisovsky, C. Markert, P. Markowitz, H. Marukyan, P. McGaughey, M. Mihovilovic, R. G. Milner, A. Milov, Y. Miyachi, A. Mkrtchyan, P. Monaghan, D. Morrison, A. Movsisyan, H. Mkrtchyan, K. Nagai, J. Nagle, I. Nakagawa, C. Nattrass, S. Niccolai, R. Nouicer, G. Nukazuka, M. Nycz, V. A. Okorokov, S. Orešić, J. D. Osborn, C. O'Shaughnessy, S. Paganis, S. F. Pate, M. Patel, C. Paus, M. G. Perdekamp, D. V. Perepelitsa, H. Periera da Costa, K. Peters, W. Phelps, E. Piasetzky, C. Pinkenburg, I. Prochazka, T. Protzman, M. L. Purschke, J. Putschke, R. Rajput-Ghoshal, J. Rasson, B. Raue, K. F. Read, K. Røed, J. Reinhold, E. L. Renner, J. Richards, C. Riedl, T. Rinn, G. M. Roland, G. Ron, M. Rosati, C. Royon, J. Ryu, S. Salur, R. Santos, M. Sarsour, J. Schambach, N. Schmidt, C. Schwarz, J. Schwiening, R. Seidl, A. Sickles, P. Simmerling, S. Sirca, D. Sharma, Z. Shi, T. A. Shibata, C. W. Shih, U. Shrestha, K. Slifer, K. Smith, D. Sokhan, R. Soltz, W. Sondheim, J. Song, I. I. Strakovsky, P. Stepanov, J. Strube, P. Sun, X. Sun, K. Suresh, V. Tadevosyan, W. C. Tang, S. Tapia Araya, S. Tarafdar, L. Teodorescu, D. Thomas, A. Timmins, L. Tomasek, N. Trotta, T. S. Tveter, E. Umaka, H. W. van Hecke, C. Van Hulse, J. Velkovska, E. Voutier, P. K. Wang, Q. Wang, Y. Wang, D. P. Watts, N. Wickramaarachchi, L. Weinstein, M. Williams, C. P. Wong, L. Wood, M. H. Wood, C. Woody, B. Wyslouch, Z. Xiao, Y. Yamazaki, Y. Yang, Z. Ye, H. D. Yoo, M. Yurov, N. Zachariou, W. A. Zajc, J. L. Zhang, J. X. Zhang, Y. Zhang, Y. X. Zhao, X. Zheng, P. Zhuang

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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.


FundersFunder number
Data Environment for Science
UK Research and Innovation Science and Technology Facilities Council
National Science Foundation
U.S. Department of EnergyDE-AC05-00OR22725
U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Science
Nuclear Physics
Laboratory Directed Research and DevelopmentUSA 20200022DR
Laboratory Directed Research and Development
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator FacilityDE-SC0012704, DE-AC05-06OR23177
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada


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


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