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

Hadron showers in the CALICE scintillator HCAL

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Salone Teresiano (Biblioteca Universitaria, Pavia, Italy)

Salone Teresiano

Biblioteca Universitaria, Pavia, Italy

Strada Nuova, 65
oral presentation Simulation


Prof. David Ward (University of Cambridge)


The CALICE Collaboration

The CALICE test beam calorimeters operated at the CERN SPS facility
have collected a large sample of hadronic showers with unprecedented
granularity. The analysis of single pion showers, recorded with a
scintillator tile HCAL offer the unique possibility to test hadronic
shower models using a number of different observables. Total energy,
longitudinal and lateral profiles with very high resolution and shower
composition are being studied in detail and compared with the
available GEANT4 based simulations. Furthermore, studies of shower
separation are performed using event mixing techniques. Shower
separation is critical for the performance of modern particle flow
algorithms, which for the first time can be tested on
experimental data here.

Primary author

Prof. David Ward (University of Cambridge)

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