Cosmic-ray tests of the DØ preshower detector

P. Baringer, A. Bross, V. Buescher, F. Canelli, G. Davis, K. Del Signore, S. Desai, J. Estrada, G. Ginther, A. Gordeev, P. Grannis, S. Grünendahl, S. Hou, J. Kotcher, D. Lincoln, M. Liu, A. A. Mayorov, H. A. Neal, T. Nunnemann, A. PatwaJ. Qian, M. Rijssenbeek, P. Rubinov, L. Sawyer, A. Talalaevskii, A. S. Turcot, R. Van Kooten, Z. M. Wang, J. Warchol, M. Wayne, P. Yamin, K. Yip, B. Zhou

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The DØ preshower detector consists of scintillator strips with embedded wavelength-shifting fibers, and a readout using Visible Light Photon Counters. The response to minimum ionizing particles has been tested with cosmic-ray muons. We report results on the gain calibration and light-yield distributions. The spatial resolution is investigated taking into account the light sharing between strips, the effects of multiple scattering and various systematic uncertainties. The detection efficiency and noise contamination are also investigated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)295-310
Number of pages16
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 21 2001

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We wish to thank our colleagues on DØ for their essential contributions. We would like to express our gratitude to Prof. T. Ferbel for stimulating discussions and careful reading of the manuscript. We acknowledge technical assistance provided by the DØ department of the Fermilab Particle Physics Division. This work was supported by US Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation.

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