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Calibration of a multi modular lead glass electromagnetic calorimeter

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dc.contributor.advisor Bonner, Billy E.
dc.creator Krishna, Nety Murali
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T00:40:00Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T00:40:00Z
dc.date.issued 1988
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1911/13294
dc.description.abstract We have studied the response of a lead glass electromagnetic shower detector by using an electron beam of 1 and 2 GeV. We present the results obtained from a study on position resolution of the detector. The stability of the calibration was monitored by using an LED system and an Am-source system. The position resolution varies for clusters with the number of blocks in the cluster. The average resolution is 2cm. The detector was used in a "mock" experiment to reconstruct the $\pi\sp0$ mass by measuring the two photons coming from $\pi\sp0$ decay. We measure a mass of 135.5 $\pm$ 12.5 MeV for the $\pi\sp0$. The actual mass of the $\pi\sp0$ from the particle data booklet is 134.96. The width of the $\pi\sp0$ mass, which is a test of the energy resolution of the detector, gives 18%/$\surd$E.
dc.format.extent 83 p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject Physics, Elementary Particles and High Energy
dc.title Calibration of a multi modular lead glass electromagnetic calorimeter
dc.type.genre Thesis
dc.type.material Text
thesis.degree.department Physics
thesis.degree.discipline Natural Sciences
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts
dc.identifier.citation Krishna, Nety Murali. (1988) "Calibration of a multi modular lead glass electromagnetic calorimeter." Masters Thesis, Rice University. http://hdl.handle.net/1911/13294.

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