Construction and initial beam tests of the ATLAS tungsten forward calorimeter

J. Armitage, L. Babukhadian, M. Dixit, M. Donkers, T. Embry, P. Gravelle, J. Hamm, J. Kamnitzer, N. Khan, V. Khovanskii, D. Koolbeck, P. Loch, M. Losty, R. Mazini, J. K. Mayer, M. O'Neill, F. G. Oakham, R. S. Orr, D. Paterson, M. RyabinJ. Rutherfoord, A. Savin, J. Seely, P. Shatalov, L. Shaver, M. Shupe, G. G. Stairs, D. Tompkins, W. Trischuk, K. Vincent, D. Waller, Y. Zayteev

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Abstract

Due to the severe radiation environment, the ATLAS experiment has chosen a compact tungsten/liquid argon forward hadronic calorimeter. The electrode design is unique and consists of hexagonally packed, tubular, thin gap electrodes running parallel to the beam direction. We describe the design criteria, the novel construction methods based on sintered tungsten components, and initial high energy beam tests at CERN.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)171-175
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements
Volume78
Issue number1-3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1999

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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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Armitage, J., Babukhadian, L., Dixit, M., Donkers, M., Embry, T., Gravelle, P., Hamm, J., Kamnitzer, J., Khan, N., Khovanskii, V., Koolbeck, D., Loch, P., Losty, M., Mazini, R., Mayer, J. K., O'Neill, M., Oakham, F. G., Orr, R. S., Paterson, D., ... Zayteev, Y. (1999). Construction and initial beam tests of the ATLAS tungsten forward calorimeter. Nuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements, 78(1-3), 171-175. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0920-5632(99)00541-1