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Calibration of a leadglass lead-scintillator photon detector at Fermilab experiment E-704 (Lead-scintillator)

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dc.contributor.advisor Roberts, Jabus B.
dc.creator Nguyen, Chau T.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T00:20:35Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T00:20:35Z
dc.date.issued 1988
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1911/13383
dc.description.abstract We calibrated a leadglass Pb-scintillator photon detector with a positron beam of 30 GeV. The detector consisted of a segmented leadglass counter in front and a Pb-scintillator sandwich counter in the back. The response of the sandwich counter exhibited an exponential dependence on the position of the incident particle. The calibration constants of the leadglass segments were obtained by an iterative method. The results of our analysis showed an energy resolution of $\sigma ({\rm E})\over {\rm E}$ = 24%/$\surd$E. A monitoring system using LED and $\sp{241}$Am sources regularly checked the stability of all modules. A typical photomultiplier's gain factor deviated no more than 6% from the mean value at any time during a period of three months.
dc.format.extent 87 p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject Physics, Elementary Particles and High Energy
dc.title Calibration of a leadglass lead-scintillator photon detector at Fermilab experiment E-704 (Lead-scintillator)
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 Science
dc.identifier.citation Nguyen, Chau T.. (1988) "Calibration of a leadglass lead-scintillator photon detector at Fermilab experiment E-704 (Lead-scintillator)." Masters Thesis, Rice University. http://hdl.handle.net/1911/13383.

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