CMS hadronic forward calorimeter

Merlo J.

NUCLEAR PHYSICS B, pp.41-46, 1998 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0920-5632(97)00536-7
  • Journal Name: NUCLEAR PHYSICS B
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.41-46
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


Tests of quartz fiber prototypes, based on the detection of Cherenkov light from showering particles, demonstrate a detector possessing all of the desirable characteristics for a forward calorimeter. A prototype for the CMS experiment consists of 0.3 mm diameter fibers embedded in a copper matrix. The response to high energy (10-375 GeV) electrons, pions, protons and muons, the light yield, energy and position resolutions, and signal uniformity and Linearity, are discussed.