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Title: Development of shashlik electromagnetic calorimeter prototype for SoLID

Abstract

A shashlik electromagnetic calorimeter will be produced in Hall A of Jefferson Laboratory for Solenoidal large Intensity Device (SoLID) to measure the energy deposition of electrons and hadrons, and to provide particle identification after the energy of the accelerator was upgraded to 12 GeV. Tsinghua University is the member of Hall A collaboration in charge of development and production of the large shashlik electromagnetic calorimeter of SoLID. One module of that calorimeter is composed by 194 layers. Each layer consists of a 1.5 mm thick plastic scintillator put on top of a 0.5 mm thick lead plate. Scintillation light is read out by wave-length shifter fibers penetrating through the calorimeter modules longitudinally along the direction of flight of the impact particle. This paper describes the design and construction of that module, as well as a few optimization studies meant to improve its performance. A detailed Geant4 simulation also shows that an energy resolution of 5%/√ E (GeV) and a good containment for electromagnetic showers can be achieved, as well as some basic electron identification. In conclusion, a prototype of that module will be tested soon with an electron beam at JLab.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [4];  [5]
  1. Tsinghua Univ., Beijing (China); Univ. of South China, Hengyang (China)
  2. Tsinghua Univ., Beijing (China)
  3. Univ. of South China, Hengyang (China)
  4. Univ. of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (United States)
  5. Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF), Newport News, VA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26)
OSTI Identifier:
1400252
Report Number(s):
JLAB-PHY-17-2470; DOE/OR/23177-4234
Journal ID: ISSN 1748-0221
Grant/Contract Number:
AC05-06OR23177
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Instrumentation
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 12; Journal Issue: 03; Conference: 14. Topical seminar on innovative particle and radiation detectors, Siena, IT (United States), 3-6 Oct 2016; Journal ID: ISSN 1748-0221
Publisher:
Institute of Physics (IOP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; Calorimeter methods; Scintillators, scintillation and light emission processes (solid, gas and liquid scintillators); Detector modelling and simulations I (interaction of radiation with matter, interaction of photons with matter, interaction of hadrons with matter, etc); Particle identification methods

Citation Formats

Shen, C., Wang, Y., Xiao, D., Han, D., Zou, Z., Li, Y., Zheng, X., and Chen, J.. Development of shashlik electromagnetic calorimeter prototype for SoLID. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1088/1748-0221/12/03/C03026.
Shen, C., Wang, Y., Xiao, D., Han, D., Zou, Z., Li, Y., Zheng, X., & Chen, J.. Development of shashlik electromagnetic calorimeter prototype for SoLID. United States. doi:10.1088/1748-0221/12/03/C03026.
Shen, C., Wang, Y., Xiao, D., Han, D., Zou, Z., Li, Y., Zheng, X., and Chen, J.. Tue . "Development of shashlik electromagnetic calorimeter prototype for SoLID". United States. doi:10.1088/1748-0221/12/03/C03026. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1400252.
@article{osti_1400252,
title = {Development of shashlik electromagnetic calorimeter prototype for SoLID},
author = {Shen, C. and Wang, Y. and Xiao, D. and Han, D. and Zou, Z. and Li, Y. and Zheng, X. and Chen, J.},
abstractNote = {A shashlik electromagnetic calorimeter will be produced in Hall A of Jefferson Laboratory for Solenoidal large Intensity Device (SoLID) to measure the energy deposition of electrons and hadrons, and to provide particle identification after the energy of the accelerator was upgraded to 12 GeV. Tsinghua University is the member of Hall A collaboration in charge of development and production of the large shashlik electromagnetic calorimeter of SoLID. One module of that calorimeter is composed by 194 layers. Each layer consists of a 1.5 mm thick plastic scintillator put on top of a 0.5 mm thick lead plate. Scintillation light is read out by wave-length shifter fibers penetrating through the calorimeter modules longitudinally along the direction of flight of the impact particle. This paper describes the design and construction of that module, as well as a few optimization studies meant to improve its performance. A detailed Geant4 simulation also shows that an energy resolution of 5%/√ E (GeV) and a good containment for electromagnetic showers can be achieved, as well as some basic electron identification. In conclusion, a prototype of that module will be tested soon with an electron beam at JLab.},
doi = {10.1088/1748-0221/12/03/C03026},
journal = {Journal of Instrumentation},
number = 03,
volume = 12,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Mar 07 00:00:00 EST 2017},
month = {Tue Mar 07 00:00:00 EST 2017}
}

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