Hadron and jet detection with a dual-readout calorimeter

N. Akchurin, K. Carrell, J. Hauptman, H. Kim, H. P. Paar, A. Penzo, R. Thomas, R. Wigmans

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Hadronic shower development in a copper-based fiber calorimeter is studied by simultaneously measuring the scintillation light and the Cherenkov light generated in this process. By comparing these two signals, the electromagnetic shower fraction can be measured event by event. Fluctuations in this fraction are the dominant contribution to the hadronic energy resolution. They are also responsible for the signal non-linearity and the non-Gaussian response function typical for hadron calorimeters. The dual-readout technique makes it possible to eliminate the effects of these fluctuations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)537-561
Number of pages25
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number3
StatePublished - Feb 1 2005


  • Cherenkov light
  • Hadron showers
  • Optical fibers
  • Sampling calorimetry


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