On the calibration of segmented calorimeters

Richard Wigmans

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Abstract

Most calorimeter systems used in particle physics experiments are longitudinally subdivided into several 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 (and energy) of the showering particle, and 2) The depth dependent sampling fraction of showers. The problems arising from this are illustrated with examples from the scientific literature. I also review some of the methods applied in practice to calibrate segmented calorimeters, and discuss the (lack of) merit of these methods.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCALORIMETRY IN HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS
Subtitle of host publicationXII International Conference
Pages90-97
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006
EventCALORIMETRY IN HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS: XII International Conference - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Jun 5 2006Jun 9 2006

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume867
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

ConferenceCALORIMETRY IN HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS: XII International Conference
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period06/5/0606/9/06

Keywords

  • Calibration
  • Calorimetry
  • Shower sampling

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