@article{a348102de279430187fcf16a9343e5fc,

title = "Drift Time Measurement in the ATLAS Liquid Argon Electromagnetic Calorimeter using Cosmic Muons",

abstract = "The ionization signals in the liquid argon of the ATLAS electromagnetic calorimeter are studied in detail using cosmic muons. In particular, the drift time of the ionization electrons is measured and used to assess the intrinsic uniformity of the calorimeter gaps and estimate its impact on the constant term of the energy resolution. The drift times of electrons in the cells of the second layer of the calorimeter are uniform at the level of 1.3% in the barrel and 2.8% in the endcaps. This leads to an estimated contribution to the constant term of (0.290.040.05)% in the barrel and (0.540.040.06)% in the endcaps. The same data are used to measure the drift velocity of ionization electrons in liquid argon, which is found to be 4.61±0.07 mm/μs at 88.5 K and 1 kV/mm.",

author = "{The ATLAS Collaboration}, {ATLAS Collaboration} and G. Aad and B. Abbott and J. Abdallah and Abdelalim, {A. A.} and A. Abdesselam and O. Abdinov and B. Abi and M. Abolins and H. Abramowicz and H. Abreu and Acharya, {B. S.} and Adams, {D. L.} and Addy, {T. N.} and J. Adelman and C. Adorisio and P. Adragna and T. Adye and S. Aefsky and Aguilar-Saavedra, {J. A.} and M. Aharrouche and Ahlen, {S. P.} and F. Ahles and A. Ahmad and H. Ahmed and M. Ahsan and G. Aielli and T. Akdogan and {\AA}kesson, {T. P A} and G. Akimoto and Akimov, {A. V.} and A. Aktas and Alam, {M. S.} and Alam, {M. A.} and J. Albert and S. Albrand and M. Aleksa and Aleksandrov, {I. N.} and F. Alessandria and C. Alexa and G. Alexander and G. Alexandre and T. Alexopoulos and M. Alhroob and M. Aliev and G. Alimonti and J. Alison and M. Aliyev and Allport, {P. P.} and Allwood-Spiers, {S. E.} and N. Ruckstuhl",

year = "2010",

month = dec,

doi = "10.1140/epjc/s10052-010-1403-6",

language = "English (US)",

volume = "70",

pages = "755--785",

journal = "European Physical Journal C",

issn = "1434-6044",

publisher = "Springer New York",

number = "3",

}