The response of an aluminum-scintillator calorimeter to electrons near the critical energy from 50 to 150 MeV and comparisons with the EGS4 program predictions

L. Auerbach, S. Clearwater, T. Dombeck, T. J. Bowles, H. S. Matis, W. Gorn, B. Dieterle, Ju Hwan Kang, C. Leavitt, D. Koetke

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

We measured electron shower transport through a finely granulated calorimeter composed of alternating layers of aluminum and plastic scintillator for electron energies of 53, 108 and 144 MeV. These data were in the transition region near to the critical energies for both aluminum and carbon. Previous measurements in this region suggested deviations from the predicted calorimeter energy resolution; however, our data were in agreement with resolutions calculated using the EGS4 computer program. We made detailed measurements of the penetration depth of electrons and their electromagnetic showers into the calorimeter, as well as the size of gaps where the energy was transported by neutral particles. These measurements were also found to be in general agreement with the EGS4 predictions. However, there was one significant discrepancy, the data showed significantly deeper shower penetration into the calorimeter than predicted by the program.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)378-388
Number of pages11
JournalNuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, A
Volume287
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1990 Feb 15

Fingerprint

Calorimeters
Phosphors
scintillation counters
calorimeters
showers
aluminum
Aluminum
Electrons
predictions
electrons
penetration
energy
neutral particles
Computer program listings
plastics
electron energy
electromagnetism
Plastics
computer programs
deviation

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

Cite this

Auerbach, L. ; Clearwater, S. ; Dombeck, T. ; Bowles, T. J. ; Matis, H. S. ; Gorn, W. ; Dieterle, B. ; Kang, Ju Hwan ; Leavitt, C. ; Koetke, D. / The response of an aluminum-scintillator calorimeter to electrons near the critical energy from 50 to 150 MeV and comparisons with the EGS4 program predictions. In: Nuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, A. 1990 ; Vol. 287, No. 3. pp. 378-388.
@article{defb1ac6830149d39fead5f6a827ae23,
title = "The response of an aluminum-scintillator calorimeter to electrons near the critical energy from 50 to 150 MeV and comparisons with the EGS4 program predictions",
abstract = "We measured electron shower transport through a finely granulated calorimeter composed of alternating layers of aluminum and plastic scintillator for electron energies of 53, 108 and 144 MeV. These data were in the transition region near to the critical energies for both aluminum and carbon. Previous measurements in this region suggested deviations from the predicted calorimeter energy resolution; however, our data were in agreement with resolutions calculated using the EGS4 computer program. We made detailed measurements of the penetration depth of electrons and their electromagnetic showers into the calorimeter, as well as the size of gaps where the energy was transported by neutral particles. These measurements were also found to be in general agreement with the EGS4 predictions. However, there was one significant discrepancy, the data showed significantly deeper shower penetration into the calorimeter than predicted by the program.",
author = "L. Auerbach and S. Clearwater and T. Dombeck and Bowles, {T. J.} and Matis, {H. S.} and W. Gorn and B. Dieterle and Kang, {Ju Hwan} and C. Leavitt and D. Koetke",
year = "1990",
month = "2",
day = "15",
doi = "10.1016/0168-9002(90)91551-L",
language = "English",
volume = "287",
pages = "378--388",
journal = "Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment",
issn = "0168-9002",
publisher = "Elsevier",
number = "3",

}

The response of an aluminum-scintillator calorimeter to electrons near the critical energy from 50 to 150 MeV and comparisons with the EGS4 program predictions. / Auerbach, L.; Clearwater, S.; Dombeck, T.; Bowles, T. J.; Matis, H. S.; Gorn, W.; Dieterle, B.; Kang, Ju Hwan; Leavitt, C.; Koetke, D.

In: Nuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, A, Vol. 287, No. 3, 15.02.1990, p. 378-388.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - The response of an aluminum-scintillator calorimeter to electrons near the critical energy from 50 to 150 MeV and comparisons with the EGS4 program predictions

AU - Auerbach, L.

AU - Clearwater, S.

AU - Dombeck, T.

AU - Bowles, T. J.

AU - Matis, H. S.

AU - Gorn, W.

AU - Dieterle, B.

AU - Kang, Ju Hwan

AU - Leavitt, C.

AU - Koetke, D.

PY - 1990/2/15

Y1 - 1990/2/15

N2 - We measured electron shower transport through a finely granulated calorimeter composed of alternating layers of aluminum and plastic scintillator for electron energies of 53, 108 and 144 MeV. These data were in the transition region near to the critical energies for both aluminum and carbon. Previous measurements in this region suggested deviations from the predicted calorimeter energy resolution; however, our data were in agreement with resolutions calculated using the EGS4 computer program. We made detailed measurements of the penetration depth of electrons and their electromagnetic showers into the calorimeter, as well as the size of gaps where the energy was transported by neutral particles. These measurements were also found to be in general agreement with the EGS4 predictions. However, there was one significant discrepancy, the data showed significantly deeper shower penetration into the calorimeter than predicted by the program.

AB - We measured electron shower transport through a finely granulated calorimeter composed of alternating layers of aluminum and plastic scintillator for electron energies of 53, 108 and 144 MeV. These data were in the transition region near to the critical energies for both aluminum and carbon. Previous measurements in this region suggested deviations from the predicted calorimeter energy resolution; however, our data were in agreement with resolutions calculated using the EGS4 computer program. We made detailed measurements of the penetration depth of electrons and their electromagnetic showers into the calorimeter, as well as the size of gaps where the energy was transported by neutral particles. These measurements were also found to be in general agreement with the EGS4 predictions. However, there was one significant discrepancy, the data showed significantly deeper shower penetration into the calorimeter than predicted by the program.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=45149136995&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=45149136995&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/0168-9002(90)91551-L

DO - 10.1016/0168-9002(90)91551-L

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:45149136995

VL - 287

SP - 378

EP - 388

JO - Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment

JF - Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment

SN - 0168-9002

IS - 3

ER -