Characterization of an Electromagnetic Calorimeter for the Proposed International Linear Collider

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The International Linear Collider (ILC) is part of a new generation of accelerators enabling physicists to gain a deeper understanding of the fundamental components of the universe. The proposed ILC will accelerate positrons and electrons towards each other with two facing linear colliders, each twenty kilometers long. Designing and planning for the future accelerator has been undertaken as a global collaboration, with groups working on several possible detectors to be used at the ILC. The following research at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) pertained to the design of an electromagnetic calorimeter. The energy and spatial resolution of the calorimeter ... continued below

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Frey, Merideth & /SLAC, /Wellesley Coll. September 11, 2006.

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The International Linear Collider (ILC) is part of a new generation of accelerators enabling physicists to gain a deeper understanding of the fundamental components of the universe. The proposed ILC will accelerate positrons and electrons towards each other with two facing linear colliders, each twenty kilometers long. Designing and planning for the future accelerator has been undertaken as a global collaboration, with groups working on several possible detectors to be used at the ILC. The following research at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) pertained to the design of an electromagnetic calorimeter. The energy and spatial resolution of the calorimeter was tested by using computer simulations for proposed detectors. In order to optimize this accuracy, different designs of the electromagnetic calorimeter were investigated along with various methods to analyze the data from the simulated detector. A low-cost calorimeter design was found to provide energy resolution comparable to more expensive designs, and new clustering algorithms offered better spatial resolution. Energy distribution and shape characteristics of electromagnetic showers were also identified to differentiate various showers in the calorimeter. With further research, a well-designed detector will enable the ILC to observe new realms of physics.

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  • Report No.: SLAC-TN-06-020
  • Grant Number: AC02-76SF00515
  • DOI: 10.2172/908224 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 908224
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc890477

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Frey, Merideth & /SLAC, /Wellesley Coll. Characterization of an Electromagnetic Calorimeter for the Proposed International Linear Collider, report, September 11, 2006; [Menlo Park, California]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc890477/: accessed September 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.