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A Layer Correlation Technique for Pion Energy Calibration at the 2004 ATLAS Combined Beam Test
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Physics.
2009 (English)In: 2009 IEEE NUCLEAR SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM CONFERENCE RECORD, VOLS 1-5  / [ed] Yu B, 2009, 751-757 p.Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

A new method for calibrating the hadron response of a segmented calorimeter is developed. It is based on a principal component analysis of the calorimeter layer energy deposits, exploiting longitudinal shower development information to improve the measured energy resolution. Corrections for invisible hadronic energy and energy lost in dead material in front of and between the ATLAS calorimeters were calculated with simulated Geant4 Monte Carlo events and used to reconstruct the energy of pions impinging on the calorimeters during the 2004 Barrel Combined Beam Test at the CERN H8 area. For pion beams with energies between 20 and 180 GeV, the particle energy is reconstructed within 3% and the energy resolution is improved by about 20% compared to the electromagnetic scale.

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2009. 751-757 p.
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IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, ISSN 1082-3654
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Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-32066ISI: 000280505100161Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-77951167811ISBN: 978-1-4244-3961-4 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-32066DiVA: diva2:408503
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IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference 2009
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QC 20110405Available from: 2011-04-05 Created: 2011-04-05Bibliographically approved

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