Small scintillating cells as the active elements in a digital hadron calorimeter for the e+e- linear collider detector

A. Dyshkant, D. Beznosko, G. Blazey, D. Chakraborty, K. Francis, D. Kubik, J. G. Lima, M. I. Martin, J. McCormick, V. Rykalin, V. Zutshi

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The ability to distinguish between hadronic W and Z decays is one of the most challenging requirements for the future linear collider detector. Such sensitivity requires unprecedented jet energy resolution, which may be possible with energy-flow algorithms. A calorimeter that is optimized for energy-flow must have fine lateral and longitudinal segmentation. Small scintillating cells with wavelength shifting fibre readout represent an attractive basis for a digital hadron calorimeter that trades dynamic range for superior granularity, at an affordable price. We present the expected jet resolution for such a device, based on Monte Carlo simulations. Then we describe the initial prototyping studies. In particular, detailed studies are presented on cell performance under different combinations of manufacture and assembly.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)N1-N16
JournalJournal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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