Calibration and performance of the E706 lead and liquid-argon electromagnetic calorimeter

L. Apanasevich, J. Bacigalupi, W. Baker, G. Ballocchi, M. Begel, R. Benson, S. Blusk, C. Bromberg, D. Brown, P. Chang, B. Choudhary, W. H. Chung, L. De Barbaro, W. Desoi, W. Długosz, J. Dunlea, E. Engels, G. Fanourakis, T. Ferbel, J. FtacnikD. Garelick, G. Ginther, M. Glaubman, P. Gutierrez, K. Hartman, J. Huston, C. Johnstone, V. Kapoor, J. Kuehler, A. Lanaro, C. Lirakis, F. Lobkowicz, P. Lukens, S. Mani, J. Mansour, A. Maul, R. Miller, B. Y. Oh, G. Osborne, D. Pellett, E. Prebys, R. Roser, A. Sinanidis, P. Shepard, R. Shivpuri, D. Skow, P. Slattery, L. Sorrell, D. Striley, W. Toothacker, N. Varelas, D. Weerasundara, J. J. Whitmore, G. Wu, T. Yasuda, C. Yosef, M. Zielinski, V. Zutshi

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We report on the calibration and performance of a large lead liquid-argon electromagnetic calorimeter used by experiment E706 at Fermilab. The reconstructed π0 mass was used to calibrate the energy response of the calorimeter. The systematic uncertainty in the linearity and uniformity of the mean-energy response of the calorimeter after calibration was found to be less than ± 0.5% for the sample of data analyzed. Detector characteristics, including sampling fluctuations and position resolution, are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)50-68
Number of pages19
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number1
StatePublished - Nov 1 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Calibration
  • Direct photons
  • Sampling electromagnetic calorimeter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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