Characterisation of different stages of hadronic showers using the CALICE Si-W ECAL physics prototype

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Abstract

A detailed investigation of hadronic interactions is performed using π-mesons with energies in the range 2–10 GeV incident on a high granularity silicon–tungsten electromagnetic calorimeter. The data were recorded at FNAL in 2008. The region in which the π-mesons interact with the detector material and the produced secondary particles are characterised using a novel track-finding algorithm that reconstructs tracks within hadronic showers in a calorimeter in the absence of a magnetic field. The principle of carrying out detector monitoring and calibration using secondary tracks is also demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-52
Number of pages12
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume937
Early online date11 May 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2019

Keywords

  • Calorimeters
  • hadronic showers
  • high-granularity
  • silicon–tungsten

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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