The MINOS Calibration Detector

Adamson, P, Crone, G, Jenner, L, Nichol, R, Saakyan, R, Smith, C, Thomas, J, Kordosky, M, Lang, K, Vahle, P, Belias, A, Nicholls, T, Pearce, G, Petyt, D, Barker, M, Cabrera, A, Hartnell, J, Miyagawa, P S, Tagg, N, Weber, A, Falk Harris, E, Harris, P G, Morse, R, Symes, P, Michael, D, Litchfield, P J, Lee, R and Boyd, S (2006) The MINOS Calibration Detector. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 556 (1). pp. 119-133. ISSN 0168-9002

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Abstract

This paper describes the MINOS calibration detector (CalDet) and the procedure used to calibrate it. The CalDet, a scaled-down but functionally equivalent model of the MINOS Far and Near detectors, was exposed to test beams in the CERN PS East Area during 20012003 to establish the response of the MINOS calorimeters to hadrons, electrons and muons in the range 0.210 GeV/c. The CalDet measurements are used to fix the energy scale and constrain Monte Carlo simulations of MINOS.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 21:11
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2012 17:09
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/30069
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