The design and construction of a small electromagnetic calorimeter

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dc.contributor.advisor Thomas, Gerald P. en_US Davis, William L. en_US 2011-06-03T19:36:13Z 2011-06-03T19:36:13Z 1992 en_US 1992
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 1992 .D38 en_US
dc.description.abstract Experiment 683, at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory's Wide Band Photon Laboratory, is designed to study photon-hadron collisions at energies up to ~s = 27 GeV. The Wide Band Photon Lab currently the highest energy photon beam in the world. Several processes are to be studied. One such process in the quantum electrodynamic (QED) Compton effect. This paper is concerned with the design and construction of a small electromagnetic calorimeter (with embedded proportional wire chambers) to be used to aid in the study of the QED Compton effect. A theoretical description of the QED Compton effect is given. Basic principles of calorimetry, as it pertains to high energy physics, are discussed. Tests of the components used for construction of this device is discussed and results reviewed. The components include wavelength shifter, scintillator, photomultiplier tubes, and photomultiplier tube bases. Muon testing of this device is discussed also. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Physics and Astronomy
dc.format.extent v, 67 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Calorimeters -- Design and construction. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Calorimetry. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Compton effect. en_US
dc.title The design and construction of a small electromagnetic calorimeter en_US Thesis (M.S.) en_US
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