Most calorimeter systems used in particle physics are longitudinally segmented in two or more compartments. The intercalibration of these compartments is highly non-trivial, as a result of two effects: (1) The dependence of the calorimeter response on the type of showering particle, and on its energy. (2) The depth dependent sampling fraction in showers. A variety of methods that are used in practice to deal with these problems are reviewed. The (lack of) merits of these methods are discussed.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment|
|State||Published - May 21 1998|