The CLAS forward electromagnetic calorimeter

Citation
M. Amarian et al., The CLAS forward electromagnetic calorimeter, NUCL INST A, 460(2-3), 2001, pp. 239-265
Citations number
17
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Spectroscopy /Instrumentation/Analytical Sciences","Instrumentation & Measurement
Journal title
NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION A-ACCELERATORS SPECTROMETERS DETECTORS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT
ISSN journal
0168-9002 → ACNP
Volume
460
Issue
2-3
Year of publication
2001
Pages
239 - 265
Database
ISI
SICI code
0168-9002(20010321)460:2-3<239:TCFEC>2.0.ZU;2-C
Abstract
The CEBAF Large Acceptance Spectrometer (CLAS) at Jefferson Lab utilizes si x iron-free superconducting coils to provide an approximately toroidal magn etic field. The six sectors are instrumented individually to form six indep endent spectrometers. The forward region (8 degrees < <theta> < 45<degrees> ) of each sector is equipped with a lead-scintillator electromagnetic sampl ing calorimeter (EC), 16 radiation lengths thick, using a novel triangular geometry with stereo readout. With its good energy and position resolution, the EC is used to provide the primary electron trigger for CLAS. It is als o used to reject pions, reconstruct pi degrees and eta decays and detect ne utrons. This paper treats the design, construction and performance of the c alorimeter. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. Ail rights reserved.