Performance studies for the prototype III of CASTOR - forward calorimeter at the CMS experiment

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Basegmez S., d' Enterria D., Gouskos L., Katkov I., Katsas P., Khein L.

INDIAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS, vol.84, no.12, pp.1689-1693, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 84 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12648-010-0158-0
  • Title of Journal : INDIAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.1689-1693


We present preliminary results of the performance of prototype Ill of the CASTOR quartz-tungsten sampling calorimeter, to be installed in the very forward region of the CMS experiment at the LHC. The energy linearity and resolution, as well as the spatial resolution of the prototype to electromagnetic and hadronic showers are studied with E= 10-200 GeV electrons, E= 20-350 GeV pions, and E= 50, 150 GeV muons in beam tests carried out at CERN/SPS in 2007.