The lead glass columns: A large shower detector at the SLAC hybrid facility

J. E. Brau, J. Butler, W. M. Bugg, J. T. Carroll, C. V. Cautis, H. O. Cohn, G. Condo, S. Dado, F. Davenport, R. Diamond, R. Erickson, M. Ferguson, R. C. Field, L. R. Fortney, B. Franek, R. Gearhart, T. Glanzman, J. Goldberg, A. T. Goshaw, V. HagopianT. Handler, H. J. Hargis, E. Hart, D. Q. Huang, D. P. Kelsey, J. Lannutti, P. W. Lucas, K. C. Moffeit, T. Maruyama, A. P.T. Palounek, D. B. Parker, A. Rafatian, W. J. Robertson, A. H. Rogers, R. Sugahara, K. Takahashi, S. Tether, W. D. Walker, Akira Yamaguchi, R. K. Yamamoto

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

13 Citations (Scopus)


A large lead glass shower detector containing 204 lead glass blocks and 250 finger hodoscope elements has been constructed and operated in a photoproduction experiment at the SLAC Hybrid facility. An energy resolution of σ E /E = (0.84+4.8/E 1 2 )% has been achieved for electron energies between 4 and 16 GeV. Details of the apparatus, its stability monitoring system, and its use in triggering the bubble chamber are presented. The performance of the detector in electron identification and π 0 reconstruction is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)403-413
Number of pages11
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 1982 May 15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


Dive into the research topics of 'The lead glass columns: A large shower detector at the SLAC hybrid facility'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this