Signal degradation due to charge buildup in noble liquid ionization calorimeters

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The degradation in the signal from sampling, noble liquid, ionization calorimeters due to charge buildup from the slowly drifting positive ions was calculated. The degradation of the signal was significant in calorimeters planned for operating at high luminosity hadron colliders. The results showed that for a forward calorimeter at a distance of 5 m from the interaction point, the relative ionization rate at EM shower maximum changes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)156-178
Number of pages23
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Apr 11 2002


  • Liquid argon calorimetry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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