JPS Conf. Proc. 27, 012015 (2019) [4 pages]
Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on New Photon-Detectors (PD18)
Study on Granularity Optimization for ILD Hadron Calorimeter
1The University of Tokyo, Bunkyo, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan
2ICEPP, Bunkyo, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan
Received March 25, 2019

The CALICE Analogue Hadron CALorimeter (AHCAL) at the International Linear Collider (ILC) is a high-granularity hadron calorimeter based on scintillator tiles readout by MPPCs. Toward the construction of ILC, the AHCAL granularity is being optimized. We have studied mixed configurations of the granularity by using larger scintillator tiles. We first measured the performance of 60 × 60 mm2 tile, which is larger than the standard 30 × 30 mm2 tile. The uniformity of the response in the tile was found to be quite good although the light yield is reduced by a factor of two compared to the standard 30 × 30 mm2 tile, which can be recovered with a larger-area MPPC. A prototype detection layer composed of 144 pieces of 60 × 60 mm2 tiles was constructed. The detection layer was added to the AHCAL large technological prototype composed of 38 detection layers with 30 × 30 mm2 tiles. The detection layer was successfully tested in test beam experiments at CERN SPS. The measured performance of the detection layer is presented as well as the study on the possible saturation using the test beam data.

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