The lead-liquid argon sampling calorimeter of the SLD detector

D. Axen, S. Bougerolle, R. Sobie, G. Eigen, F. De Jongh, D. Hitlin, M. Kelsey, M. Klein, A. Mincer, W. Wisniewski, R. Wolf, C. Arroyo, Y. Au, C. Baltay, T. Bolton, A. Bazarko, L. Camilleri, E. Hyatt, S. Manly, S. RabinowitzP. C. Rowson, S. Seligman, M. H. Shaevitz, S. Smith, R. V. Steiner, I. Abt, D. Alzofon, D. Arnett, F. Barrera, R. Bell, S. C. Bes, J. Bogart, M. Breidenbach, A. Candia, R. Claus, H. Cutler, R. Davis, R. Dubois, M. Foss, J. Fox, M. Fox, A. Gioumousis, A. Grebenyuk, G. Haller, V. Hamilton, J. Hodgson, M. Huffer, T. Junk, P. Kim, J. Labs, H. Neal, D. Nelson, M. Nordby, L. Paffrath, G. Putallaz, H. Rogers, J. J. Russell, P. Saez, P. Seward, D. Sherden, K. Skarpaas, R. H. Schindler, A. P. Waite, R. Watt, J. Brau, B. Bugg, A. Weidemann, D. Gurd, C. Oram, A. Astbury, G. Beer, G. Cross, T. Hodges, A. Honma, R. Keeler, R. Langstaff, G. Mason, P. Poffenberger, L. Robertson, P. Schenk, A. Turcot, M. Turcotte, V. Cook, D. Forbush, J. Harrison, H. Kim, Ma Ji, P. Mockett, F. Toevs, E. Vella

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    The lead-liquid argon sampling calorimeter of the SLD detector is one of the largest detectors employing cryogenic liquids now in operation. This paper details the design and performance considerations, the mechanical and cryogenic systems, the absorber design and tower segmentation, the data acquisition electronics, and the control systems of the detector. The initial operational performance of the device is discussed. Detailed resolution studies will be presented in a later paper.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)472-494
    Number of pages23
    JournalNuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, A
    Issue number3
    StatePublished - May 1 1993

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
    • Instrumentation


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