Cosmic-ray tests of the DO preshower detector

Citation
P. Baringer et al., Cosmic-ray tests of the DO preshower detector, NUCL INST A, 469(3), 2001, pp. 295-310
Citations number
20
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
469
Issue
3
Year of publication
2001
Pages
295 - 310
Database
ISI
SICI code
0168-9002(20010821)469:3<295:CTOTDP>2.0.ZU;2-7
Abstract
The DO preshower detector consists of scintillator strips with embedded wav elength-shifting fibers, and a readout using Visible Light Photon Counters. The response to minimum ionizing particles has been tested with cosmic-ray muons. We report results on the gain calibration and light-yield distribut ions. The spatial resolution is investigated taking into account the light sharing between strips, the effects of multiple scattering and various syst ematic uncertainties. The detection efficiency and noise contamination are also investigated. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.