Performance of a shower maximum detector with avalanche photodiode readout

S. Itoh, T. Takeshita, Y. Fujii, F. Kajino, J. Kanzaki, K. Kawagoe, S. Kim, H. Matsunaga, H. Miyata, A. Nagano, R. Nakamura, H. Ono, A. L.C. Sanchez

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

4 Citations (Scopus)


We have constructed a shower maximum detector (SMD) using 1-cm wide scintillating strips. The SMD measures the position of electrons and photons in the electromagnetic calorimeter, and improves the e / π separation capability. We use avalanche photodiodes (APDs) to read out the scintillation light; they are directly attached to each end of a strip so as to construct a compact detector. We operate the SMD at room temperature. This report describes the structure of the SMD and its performance as measured in beam tests for future linear collider experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)370-382
Number of pages13
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 15 2008
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


Dive into the research topics of 'Performance of a shower maximum detector with avalanche photodiode readout'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this