Validation of GEANT4 Monte Carlo models with a highly granular scintillator-steel hadron calorimeter

C. Adloff, J. Blaha, J. J. Blaising, C. Drancourt, A. Espargilière, R. Gaglione, N. Geffroy, Y. Karyotakis, J. Prast, G. Vouters, K. Francis, J. Repond, J. Schlereth, J. Smith, L. Xia, E. Baldolemar, J. Li, S. T. Park, M. Sosebee, A. P. WhiteJ. Yu, T. Buanes, G. Eigen, Y. Mikami, N. K. Watson, G. Mavromanolakis, M. A. Thomson, D. R. Ward, W. Yan, D. Benchekroun, A. Hoummada, Y. Khoulaki, J. Apostolakis, A. Dotti, G. Folger, V. Ivantchenko, V. Uzhinskiy, M. Benyamna, C. Cârloganu, F. Fehr, P. Gay, S. Manen, L. Royer, G. C. Blazey, A. Dyshkant, J. G.R. Lima, V. Zutshi, J. Y. Hostachy, L. Morin, U. Cornett, D. David, G. Falley, K. Gadow, P. Göttlicher, C. Günter, B. Hermberg, S. Karstensen, F. Krivan, A. I. Lucaci-Timoce, S. Lu, B. Lutz, S. Morozov, V. Morgunov, M. Reinecke, F. Sefkow, P. Smirnov, M. Terwort, A. Vargas-Trevino, N. Feege, E. Garutti, I. Marchesini, M. Ramilli, P. Eckert, T. Harion, A. Kaplan, H. Ch Schultz-Coulon, W. Shen, R. Stamen, B. Bilki, E. Norbeck, Y. Onel, G. W. Wilson, K. Kawagoe, P. D. Dauncey, A. M. Magnan, V. Bartsch, M. Wing, F. Salvatore, E. Calvo Alamillo, M. C. Fouz, J. Puerta-Pelayo, B. Bobchenko, M. Chadeeva, M. Danilov, A. Epifantsev, O. Markin, R. Mizuk, E. Novikov, V. Popov, V. Rusinov, E. Tarkovsky, N. Kirikova, V. Kozlov, P. Smirnov, Y. Soloviev, P. Buzhan, A. Ilyin, V. Kantserov, V. Kaplin, A. Karakash, E. Popova, V. Tikhomirov, C. Kiesling, K. Seidel, F. Simon, C. Soldner, M. Szalay, M. Tesar, L. Weuste, M. S. Amjad, J. Bonis, S. Callier, S. Conforti Di Lorenzo, P. Cornebise, Ph Doublet, F. Dulucq, J. Fleury, T. Frisson, N. Van Der Kolk, H. Li, G. Martin-Chassard, F. Richard, Ch De La Taille, R. Pöschl, L. Raux, J. Rouëné, N. Seguin-Moreau, M. Anduze, V. Boudry, J. C. Brient, D. Jeans, P. Mora De Freitas, G. Musat, M. Reinhard, M. Ruan, H. Videau, B. Bulanek, J. Zacek, J. Cvach, P. Gallus, M. Havranek, M. Janata, J. Kvasnicka, D. Lednicky, M. Marcisovsky, I. Polak, J. Popule, L. Tomasek, M. Tomasek, P. Ruzicka, P. Sicho, J. Smolik, V. Vrba, J. Zalesak, B. Belhorma, H. Ghazlane, T. Takeshita, S. Uozumi, M. Götze, O. Hartbrich, J. Sauer, S. Weber, C. Zeitnitz

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Abstract

Calorimeters with a high granularity are a fundamental requirement of the Particle Flow paradigm. This paper focuses on the prototype of a hadron calorimeter with analog readout, consisting of thirty-eight scintillator layers alternating with steel absorber planes. The scintillator plates are finely segmented into tiles individually read out via Silicon Photomultipliers. The presented results are based on data collected with pion beams in the energy range from 8 GeV to 100 GeV. The fine segmentation of the sensitive layers and the high sampling frequency allow for an excellent reconstruction of the spatial development of hadronic showers. A comparison between data and Monte Carlo simulations is presented, concerning both the longitudinal and lateral development of hadronic showers and the global response of the calorimeter. The performance of several GEANT4 physics lists with respect to these observables is evaluated.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberP07005
JournalJournal of Instrumentation
Volume8
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2013

Keywords

  • Calorimeter methods
  • Detector modelling and simulations I (interaction of radiation with matter, interaction of photons with matter, interaction of hadrons with matter, etc)
  • Interaction of radiation with matter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematical Physics
  • Instrumentation

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