Intercalibration of the ZEUS high resolution and backing calorimeters

H. Abramowicz*, H. Czyrkowski, A. Derlicki, T. Z. Kowalski, M. Krzyzanowski, I. Kudla, W. Kuśmierz, R. J. Nowak, J. M. Pawlak, A. Rajca, A. Stopczyński, R. Walczak, A. F. Zarnecki

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We have studied the combined performance of two calorimeters, the high resolution uranium-scintillator prototype of the ZEUS forward calorimeter (FCAL), followed by a prototype of the coarser ZEUS backing calorimeter (BAC), made out of thick iron plates interleaved with planes of aluminium proportional chambers. The test results, obtained in an exposure of the calorimeter system to a hadron test beam at the CERN SPS, show that the backing calorimeter does fulfill its role of recognizing the energy leaking out of the FCAL calorimeter. The measurement of this energy is feasible, if an appropriate calibration of the BAC calorimeter is performed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)126-134
Number of pages9
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 1 Mar 1992
Externally publishedYes


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Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron


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