Electromagnetic calorimeters for the BNL muon (g-2) experiment

S. A. Sedykh, J. R. Blackburn, B. D. Bunker, P. T. Debevec, F. E. Gray, D. W. Hertzog, T. D. Jones, C. J.G. Onderwater, C. C. Polly, D. C. Urner, R. M. Carey, C. Coulsey, G. De Santi, M. Hare, J. P. Miller, J. Ouyang, O. Rind, A. Trofimov, P. Cushman, S. GironJ. Kindem, C. Timmermans, D. Zimmerman, D. Winn, V. Druzhinin

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A set of 24 lead/scintillating fiber electromagnetic calorimeters has been constructed for the new muon (g-2) experiment at the Brookhaven AGS. These calorimeters were designed to provide very good energy resolution for electrons up to 3 GeV while also yielding excellent timing information. Special requirements in the experiment related to the uniformity of response, the short-term gain and timing stability, and the neutron background led to several unusual design features. The calorimeters were tested and calibrated with electrons in the energy range 0.5-4.0 GeV and have been installed and used in the muon storage ring. The design criteria, construction, and performance of the system are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)346-360
Number of pages15
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000

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We thank the rest of our E821 collaborators for their many suggestions and encouragement. The AGS staff provided excellent support for numerous years of development and calibration in the B2 Test Beam. Early versions of the detector and assembly were built by Milco Moushmof and James Gabbard. This work was supported by the United States National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy.


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