On the calibration of longitudinally segmented calorimeter systems

Opher Ganel, Richard Wigmans

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)621-628
Number of pages8
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - May 21 1998


  • Calibration
  • Calorimeter


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