Toward meaningful simulations of hadronic showers

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Abstract

The physics processes that are crucial for the description of hadronic shower development in calorimeters are π0 production, the release of protons in nuclear reactions and (in calorimeters with hydrogenous active material) elastic scattering of soft neutrons. In this paper, I discuss how we know that these elements are crucial, and I describe experimental data that are sensitive to a correct implementation of these elements in simulation codes. Therefore, these data should serve as benchmarks for (generic) validation of these codes. I also illustrate the practical importance of reliable shower simulations with some recent real-life examples.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHadronic Shower Simulation Workshop
Pages123-136
Number of pages14
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
EventHADRONIC SHOWER SIMULATION WORKSHOP - Batavia, IL, United States
Duration: Sep 6 2006Sep 8 2006

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume896
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

ConferenceHADRONIC SHOWER SIMULATION WORKSHOP
CountryUnited States
CityBatavia, IL
Period09/6/0609/8/06

Keywords

  • Calibration
  • Calorimetry
  • Shower sampling

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