Lead/liquid scintillator calorimeter for low energy particle detection

J. dela Cova, J. K. Nelson, R. W. Rusack, V. M. Singh, Q. Thakur

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Abstract

A lead/liquid scintillator 'shashlik' electro-magnetic calorimeter prototype was built and tested. The calorimeter was read out by wave-length shifting optical fibers, running from front to back of the calorimeter, coupled to photomultiplier tubes. The calorimeter was tested at Brookhaven National Laboratory with negative pion and electron beams of momenta between 0.3 and 7.0 GeV/c. The light yield of the calorimeter was measured to be greater than 500 photoelectrons per GeV of incident electromagnetic energy. Analysis shows excellent linearity (better than 2%), an energy resolution of 9%/√E, and a position resolution of 6 mm/√E. This technique can be used to produce large low-cost electromagnetic calorimeters with very fine depth segmentation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages710-714
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Dec 1 1995
EventProceedings of the 1995 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference. Part 1 (of 3) - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Oct 21 1995Oct 28 1995

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OtherProceedings of the 1995 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference. Part 1 (of 3)
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA
Period10/21/9510/28/95

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    dela Cova, J., Nelson, J. K., Rusack, R. W., Singh, V. M., & Thakur, Q. (1995). Lead/liquid scintillator calorimeter for low energy particle detection. 710-714. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1995 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference. Part 1 (of 3), San Francisco, CA, USA, .