May 26 – 30, 2008
Biblioteca Universitaria, Pavia, Italy
Europe/Rome timezone

Response of the CALICE Si-W ECAL prototype to electrons

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Salone Teresiano (Biblioteca Universitaria, Pavia, Italy)

Salone Teresiano

Biblioteca Universitaria, Pavia, Italy

Strada Nuova, 65
oral presentation New Techniques


Prof. David Ward (University of Cambridge)


The CALICE Collaboration

The CALICE Collaboration has been testing a prototype silicon-tungsten
calorimeter in beams at DESY and CERN in 2006-7. We report on the
commissioning of the detector, including studies of calibration, noise, gain,
uniformity and stability. We characterise the response of the calorimeter to
electrons in the energy range from 1-45 GeV. Key quantities studied include
the energy resolution, the linearity and uniformity of the response
and the longitudinal and transverse shower profiles. We use these
measurements to validate the GEANT4 Monte Carlo simulation tools which
are being used to design the future full scale detectors.

Primary author

Prof. David Ward (University of Cambridge)

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