On the energy measurement of jets in high-energy physics experiments

Sehwook Lee, Richard Wigmans

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As the energies at which the elementary structure of matter is studied increased, the emphasis in scattering experiments has shifted from detecting individual hadrons to fragmenting quarks and gluons, which manifest themselves as particle jets. We investigate and quantify some systematic effects that affect the precision with which the properties of the fragmenting constituents can be determined. We concentrate on the calorimeters that are used to measure the energies, and in particular how the non-compensating nature of a calorimeter affects the energy measurement of different types of quarks and gluons.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012051
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2012
Event15th International Conference on Calorimetry in High Energy Physics, CALOR 2012 - Santa Fe, NM, United States
Duration: Jun 4 2012Jun 8 2012


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