Geant4-based Simulation Study of PEP-II Beam Backgrounds in the BABAR Detector at the SLAC B-Factory

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To improve the understanding of accelerator-induced backgrounds at the SLAC B-Factory, we simulate lost particle backgrounds in the BABAR detector originating from beam-gas interactions and radiative Bhabha scatters. We have extended the GEANT4-based BABAR detector simulation to include beam-line components and magnetic fields up to 8.5 m away from the interaction point. We describe the simulation model and then compare preliminary predicted background levels with measurements from dedicated single- and colliding-beam experiments.

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Lockman, W.S.; /UC, Santa Cruz; Kozanecki, W.; /DAPNIA, Saclay; Campbell, B.; Robertson, S.H. et al. June 7, 2005.

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To improve the understanding of accelerator-induced backgrounds at the SLAC B-Factory, we simulate lost particle backgrounds in the BABAR detector originating from beam-gas interactions and radiative Bhabha scatters. We have extended the GEANT4-based BABAR detector simulation to include beam-line components and magnetic fields up to 8.5 m away from the interaction point. We describe the simulation model and then compare preliminary predicted background levels with measurements from dedicated single- and colliding-beam experiments.

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Lockman, W.S.; /UC, Santa Cruz; Kozanecki, W.; /DAPNIA, Saclay; Campbell, B.; Robertson, S.H. et al. Geant4-based Simulation Study of PEP-II Beam Backgrounds in the BABAR Detector at the SLAC B-Factory, article, June 7, 2005; [Menlo Park, California]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc875697/: accessed November 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.