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The European Physical Journal C

, Volume 67, Issue 3–4, pp 601–615 | Cite as

Performance studies of a full-length prototype for the CASTOR forward calorimeter at the CMS experiment

  • V. Andreev
  • X. Aslanoglou
  • A. Azman
  • M. N. Bakirci
  • S. Başeğmez
  • W. Beaumont
  • J. Blocki
  • K. Borras
  • A. Campbell
  • S. Çerçi
  • D. d’Enterria
  • M. de Silva
  • I. Dumanoğlu
  • S. Erturk
  • E. Eskut
  • Y. Ershov
  • P. Göttlicher
  • L. Gouskos
  • G. Onengut
  • Y. Gusev
  • H. Jung
  • I. Katkov
  • P. Katsas
  • L. Khein
  • F. Kisoglu
  • A. Knutsson
  • S. Kuleshov
  • A. Kuznetsov
  • M. Lebeau
  • T. McCauley
  • C. Muhl
  • Y. Musienko
  • S. Ochesanu
  • M. Oroku
  • K. Ozdemir
  • S. Ozturk
  • A. D. Panagiotou
  • S. Reucroft
  • M. Ripert
  • K. Shileev
  • K. Sogut
  • J. Swain
  • V. Tiflov
  • A. Kayis-Topaksu
  • H. Van Haevermaet
  • P. Van Mechelen
  • E. de Wolf
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Abstract

We present performance studies of a full-length prototype for the CASTOR quartz-tungsten sampling calorimeter, installed in the very forward region of the CMS experiment at the LHC. The response linearity and energy resolution, the uniformity, as well as the showers’ spatial properties in the prototype have been studied with electrons, pions and muons of various energies. A special study was also carried out for testing the light-output with a 90-degree cut of the quartz plates of the calorimeter. The data were taken during the CASTOR test beam at CERN/SPS in 2007.

Keywords

Calorimeter Quartz Plate Muon Beam Hadronic Shower Pulse Height Distribution 
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Copyright information

© The Author(s) 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Andreev
    • 1
  • X. Aslanoglou
    • 2
  • A. Azman
    • 3
  • M. N. Bakirci
    • 3
  • S. Başeğmez
    • 3
  • W. Beaumont
    • 4
  • J. Blocki
    • 5
  • K. Borras
    • 6
  • A. Campbell
    • 6
  • S. Çerçi
    • 3
  • D. d’Enterria
    • 7
  • M. de Silva
    • 7
  • I. Dumanoğlu
    • 3
  • S. Erturk
    • 3
  • E. Eskut
    • 3
  • Y. Ershov
    • 8
  • P. Göttlicher
    • 6
  • L. Gouskos
    • 9
  • G. Onengut
    • 3
  • Y. Gusev
    • 10
  • H. Jung
    • 6
  • I. Katkov
    • 14
    • 6
  • P. Katsas
    • 9
  • L. Khein
    • 14
    • 6
  • F. Kisoglu
    • 3
  • A. Knutsson
    • 6
  • S. Kuleshov
    • 11
  • A. Kuznetsov
    • 8
  • M. Lebeau
    • 9
  • T. McCauley
    • 12
  • C. Muhl
    • 6
  • Y. Musienko
    • 12
    • 13
  • S. Ochesanu
    • 4
  • M. Oroku
    • 7
  • K. Ozdemir
    • 3
  • S. Ozturk
    • 3
  • A. D. Panagiotou
    • 9
  • S. Reucroft
    • 12
  • M. Ripert
    • 4
  • K. Shileev
    • 13
  • K. Sogut
    • 15
    • 3
  • J. Swain
    • 12
  • V. Tiflov
    • 13
  • A. Kayis-Topaksu
    • 3
  • H. Van Haevermaet
    • 4
  • P. Van Mechelen
    • 4
  • E. de Wolf
    • 4
  1. 1.P.N. Lebedev Physical InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Dept. of Phys.University of IoanninaIoanninaGreece
  3. 3.Dept. of Phys.University of CukurovaAdanaTurkey
  4. 4.Dept. of Phys.Antwerp UniversityAntwerpenBelgium
  5. 5.Institute of Nuclear PhysicsKrakówPoland
  6. 6.DESYHamburgGermany
  7. 7.PH Dept.CERNGeneva 23Switzerland
  8. 8.Joint Institute for Nuclear ResearchDubnaRussia
  9. 9.Phys. Dept.University of AthensAthensGreece
  10. 10.Institute for High Energy PhysicsMoscowRussia
  11. 11.ITEP Institute for Theoretical and Experimental PhysicsMoscowRussia
  12. 12.Dept. of PhysicsNortheastern UniversityBostonUSA
  13. 13.Institute for Nuclear ResearchMoscowRussia
  14. 14.Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  15. 15.Mersin UniversityMersinTurkey

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