Properties of a fine-sampling uranium-copper scintillator hadron calorimeter

T. Akesson, R. Batley, O. Benary, J. C. Berset, O. Botner, M. Burns, W. E. Cleland, S. Dagan, P. Dam, G. Delavallade, A. Di Ciaccio, G. Di Tore, C. W. Fabjan, H. A. Gordon, M. Harris, P. W. Jeffreys, G. Kesseler, J. Lindsay, D. Lissauer, W. MolzonB. S. Nielsen, L. Olsen, Y. Oren, J. Renaud, L. Rosselet, R. Schindler, I. Stumer, J. Van Der Lans, E. Vella, C. J. Wang, R. Wigmans, W. J. Willis, M. Winik, W. Witzeling, C. Woody

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We present results obtained with a uranium/copper scintillator fine-sampling calorimeter with wavelength shifter readout. Test beam measurements made with e±, π± and protons in the momentum range 0.3-40 GeV/c are presented. The calorimeter achieves energy resolutions of σ(E) E = 0.36 √E and 0.16 √E for hadrons and electrons, respectively. The measured ratio of response for electrons to that for hadrons is 1.11, for energies of 2 GeV or more. The spatial resolution achieved for single particles at normal incidence is ∼1 cm for electromagnetic showers and ∼3 cm for hadronic showers. Operational experience over three years of running at the CERN ISR, including operation at very high luminosities (∼1.4×1032 cm-2 s-1) is described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-42
Number of pages26
JournalNuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, A
Issue number1
StatePublished - Nov 15 1985


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