High energy cosmic muons and the calibration of the L3 electromagnetic calorimeter

J. A. Bakken, L. Barone, J. J. Blaising, T. Boehringer, B. Borgia, D. Boutigny, J. P. Burq, M. Chemarin, R. Clare, G. Coignet, P. Denes, F. De Notaristefani, M. Diemoz, C. Dionisi, H. Elmamouni, P. Extermann, S. Falciano, F. Ferroni, G. Gratta, B. IlleP. Kaaret, Y. Karyotakis, P. Klok, P. Lebrun, P. Lecoq, P. J. Li, E. Longo, D. Luckey, L. Luminari, J. P. Martin, M. Micke, U. Micke, G. Morand, S. Morganti, J. Ossmann, P. A. Piroué, W. Ruckstuhl, S. Salsedo, G. Sauvage, T. P. Schaad, D. Schmitz, M. Schneegans, D. P. Stickland, R. L. Sumner, C. Taylor, E. Valente, M. Vivargent, L. Vuilleumier, W. Walk, R. Weill, T. Wynen

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Abstract

A method to calibrate the L3 electromagnetic calorimeter with cosmic muons has been tested on a matrix of 100 tapered BGO crystals. Calibration constants in the energy range of 20-30 MeV were measured at the 2% level collecting about 200 muons per crystal. The results are in agreement with the calibration constant determined using a 10 GeV electron beam.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)81-88
Number of pages8
JournalNuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, A
Volume275
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 1989

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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