sPHENIX 2016 Test Beam Paper submitted

By NPL
April 6, 2017


The sPHENIX combined calorimeter test beam paper from the 2016 Fermilab test has been submitted to the IEEE Transaction of Nuclear Science.  The electromagnetic calorimeter was built half at the NPL and half at Tungsten Heavy Powder with finishing work done at the NPL.  The Illinois group also led the analysis of the electromagnetic calorimeter performance.  Facilities at the MRL were used by to characterize the properties of the tungsten powder used in the calorimeter.  The Illinois contribution (over 20% of the authors) was the largest of any institution except for Brookhaven’s.  The Illinois authors are: Virginia Bailey, John Blackburn, Michael Higdon, Simon Li, Vera Loggins, Mike Phipps, Anne Sickles, Peter Sobel, and Eric Thorsland.  The tested calorimeters were found to meet the sPHENIX physics requirements.  The paper is available here:  https://arxiv.org/abs/1704.01461