Diamond detectors for high energy physics

C. White, W. Dulinski, D. Fujino, K. K. Gan, R. Gilman, S. Han, J. Hassard, A. Howard, H. Kagan, S. Kanda, D. Kania, R. Kass, S. K. Kim, G. Kumbartski, M. H. Lee, K. Lister, R. Malchow, S. Margetides, L. S. Pan, P. RuttF. Sannes, S. Schnetzer, S. V. Somalwar, J. Straver, R. Stone, R. Tesarek, G. B. Thomson, W. Trischuk, Y. Sugimoto, G. B. Thomson, P. Weilhammer, C. White, S. Zhao

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We have constructed charged particle detectors using high quality CVD diamond. We report here the measurements of a diamond-tungsten sampling calorimeter and a diamond mustrip detector. The energy response and resolution ( σE E) of the calorimeter were measured using an electron beam of energy 0.5 to 5.0 GeV, and compared with those from a silicon calorimeter of similar construction. We find σE E = (4.7 ± 2.7)%/E ⊕ (19.13 ± 0.86)%/√E ⊕ (2.3 ± 1.8)% for the diamond-tungsten calorimeter, where ⊕ indicates addition in quadrature, which is in good agreement with our result of σE/E = (3.89 ± 0.87)%/E ⊕ (19.73 ± 0.19)%/√E ⊕ (0.0 ± 1.6)% for the silicon-tungsten calorimeter. The CVD diamond mustrip detector consists of 50 μm wide strips on 100 μm centers. A signal-to-noise ratio of 6: 1 and a position resolution of 25 μm was observed during recent accelerator tests.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)217-221
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, A
Issue number1
StatePublished - Nov 15 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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