Toward a scintillator based digital hadron calorimeter for the 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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Abstract

We report on the feasibility of a scintillator-based (semi) digital hadron calorimeter for the proposed linear collider detector (LCD). A finely segmented, (semi) digital hadron calorimeter, combined with energy flow algorithms, represents one of the most promising approaches to attaining the unprecedented jet energy resolutions required to fully exploit the physics potential of a future linear collider. At the Northern Illinois Center of Accelerator and Detector Development at Northern Illinois University we have made a number of initial studies of a scintillator-based (semi) digital tile calorimeter. These studies include determination of optimum cell size, comparison of light yield of cast and extruded scintillator cells, optimization of cell processing and performance of candidate photodetectors. Initial results are encouraging and indicate that a scintillator-based (semi) digital hadron calorimeter for the LCD merits continued study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1590-1595
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
Volume51
Issue number4 I
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Digital Calorimetry
  • Optical fibers
  • Photodetectors
  • Scintillating cells

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Dyshkant, A., Beznosko, D., Blazey, G., Chakraborty, D., Francis, K., Kubik, D., Lima, J. G., Martin, M. I., McCormick, J., Rykalin, V., & Zutshi, V. (2004). Toward a scintillator based digital hadron calorimeter for the linear collider detector. IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 51(4 I), 1590-1595. https://doi.org/10.1109/TNS.2004.832644