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Title: Method and system for improved resolution of a compensated calorimeter detector

Abstract

An improved method and system for a depleted uranium calorimeter detector used in high energy physics experiments. In a depleted uranium calorimeter detector, the energy of a particle entering the calorimeter detector is determined and the output response of the calorimeter detector is compensated so that the ratio of the integrated response of the calorimeter detector from a lepton to the integrated response of the calorimeter detector from a hadron of the same energy as the lepton is approximately equal to 1. In the present invention, the energy of a particle entering the calorimeter detector is determined as a function of time and the hadron content of the response of the calorimeter detector is inferred based upon the time structure of the energy pulse measured by the calorimeter detector. The energy measurement can be corrected based on the inference of the hadron content whereby the resolution of the calorimeter can be improved.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Willowbrook, IL)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL
OSTI Identifier:
875267
Patent Number(s):
H908
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) ANL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; improved; resolution; compensated; calorimeter; detector; depleted; uranium; energy; physics; experiments; particle; entering; determined; output; response; ratio; integrated; lepton; hadron; approximately; equal; function; time; content; inferred; based; structure; pulse; measured; measurement; corrected; inference; whereby; approximately equal; depleted uranium; improved method; calorimeter detector; energy pulse; energy physics; improved resolution; uranium calorimeter; time structure; /250/

Citation Formats

Dawson, John W. Method and system for improved resolution of a compensated calorimeter detector. United States: N. p., 1991. Web.
Dawson, John W. Method and system for improved resolution of a compensated calorimeter detector. United States.
Dawson, John W. Tue . "Method and system for improved resolution of a compensated calorimeter detector". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/875267.
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abstractNote = {An improved method and system for a depleted uranium calorimeter detector used in high energy physics experiments. In a depleted uranium calorimeter detector, the energy of a particle entering the calorimeter detector is determined and the output response of the calorimeter detector is compensated so that the ratio of the integrated response of the calorimeter detector from a lepton to the integrated response of the calorimeter detector from a hadron of the same energy as the lepton is approximately equal to 1. In the present invention, the energy of a particle entering the calorimeter detector is determined as a function of time and the hadron content of the response of the calorimeter detector is inferred based upon the time structure of the energy pulse measured by the calorimeter detector. The energy measurement can be corrected based on the inference of the hadron content whereby the resolution of the calorimeter can be improved.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1991},
month = {1}
}

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