Calibration of LHCf calorimeters for photon measurement by CERN SPS test beam

T. Mase*, O. Adriani, L. Bonechi, M. Bongi, G. Castellini, R. Dalessandro, K. Fukui, M. Haguenauer, Y. Itow, K. Kasahara, D. MacIna, K. Masuda, H. Menjo, G. Mitsuka, M. Mizuishi, Y. Muraki, M. Nakai, P. Papini, A. L. Perrot, S. RicciariniT. Sako, Y. Shimizu, T. Sumi, K. Taki, T. Tamura, Shoji Torii, A. Tricomi, W. C. Turner, A. Viciani, H. Watanabe, K. Yoshida

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    Energy resolution and linearity of the LHCf calorimeters for electromagnetic showers were measured at the SPS H4 beam line in 2007 using electron beams of 50200 GeV and muon beams of 150 GeV. The absolute energy scale was determined in these data. The results that were obtained (<5% energy resolution) are well understood by using Monte Carlo simulations and are good enough for the requirements of the LHCf experiment.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)129-136
    Number of pages8
    JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
    Publication statusPublished - 2012 Apr 11


    • High-energy cosmic-rays
    • LHC
    • Sampling calorimeter

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Instrumentation
    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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