59 research outputs found

    Beam performance and instrumentation studies for the ProtoDUNE-DP experiment of CENF

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    In this note, we address the beam performance (particle content, rates) with emphasis on the momentum determination and particle identification methods for the new H2-VLE (Very Low Energy) beam line that will serve the double phase ProtoDUNE experiment (also known as WA105), in the framework of the CENF project. The proposed instrumentation is configured to achieve an optimal pi/K/proton separation over the full spectrum of provided beam energies, from 0.4 GeV up to 12 GeV, as well as precise momentum measurement to a percent level, if required by the experiment. This note focuses on the H2-VLE beam line for the Double Phase ProtoDUNE experiment, however the same approach can be implemented for the H4-VLE beam, since the design of the two beam lines is very similar

    Monte carlo study of the physics performance of a digital hadronic calorimeter

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    A digital hadronic calorimeter using MICROMEGAS as active elements is a very promising choice for particle physics experiments at future lepton colliders. These experiments will be optimized for application of the particle flow algorithm and therefore require calorimeters with very fine lateral segmentation. A 1 m2 prototype based on MICROMEGAS chambers with 1x1 cm2 readout pads is currently being developed at LAPP. The GEANT4 simulation of the physics performance of a MICROMEGAS calorimeter is presented. The main characteristics, such as energy resolution, linearity and shower profile, have been carefully examined for various passive materials with pions over a wide energy range from 3 to 200 GeV. The emphasis is put on the comparison of the analog and digital readout.Comment: 8 pages, 5 figures, MPGD09 conferenc

    Test-Beam and Simulation Studies Towards RPWELL-based DHCAL

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    Digital Hadronic Calorimeters (DHCAL) were suggested for future Colliders as part of the particle-flow concept. Though studied mainly with Resistive Plate Chambers (RPC), studies focusing on Micro-Pattern Gaseous Detector (MPGD)-based sampling elements have shown the potential advantages; they can be operated with environmental friendly gases and reach similar detection efficiency at lower average pad-multiplicity. We summarize here the experimental test-beam results of a small-size DHCAL prototype, incorporating six Micromegas (MM) and two Resistive-Plate WELL (RPWELL) sampling elements, interlaced with steel-absorber plates. It was investigated with 2-6 GeV pion beam at the CERN/PS beam facility. The data permitted validating a GEANT4 simulation framework of a DHCAL, and evaluating the expected pion energy resolution of a full-scale RPWELL-based calorimeter. The pion energy resolution of σE[GeV]=50.8%E[GeV]⊕10.3%\frac{\sigma}{E[GeV]}=\frac{50.8\%}{\sqrt{E[GeV]}} \oplus 10.3\% derived expected with the RPWELL concept is competitive to that of glass RPC and MM sampling techniques