Monte Carlo simulation of a gas-sampled hadron calorimeter

C. Y. Chang, S. Kunori, P. Rapp, R. Talaga, P. Steinberg, A. J. Tylka, Z. M. Wang

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A prototype of the OPAL barrel hadron calorimeter, which is a gas-sampled calorimeter using plastic streamer tubes, was exposed to pions at energies between 1 and 7 GeV. The response of the detector was simulated using the CERN GEANT3 Monte Carlo program. By using the observed high energy muon signals to deduce details of the streamer formation, the Monte Carlo program was able to reproduce the observed calorimeter response. The behavior of the hadron calorimeter when placed behind a lead glass electromagnetic calorimeter was also investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)194-201
Number of pages8
JournalNuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, A
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - Feb 15 1988


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