Brightness and uniformity measurements of plastic scintillator tiles at the CERN H2 test beam

Chatrchyan S., Sirunyan A. M. , Tumasyan A., Litomin A., Mossolov V., Shumeiko N., ...More

JOURNAL OF INSTRUMENTATION, vol.13, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1088/1748-0221/13/01/p01002
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: Calorimeters, Radiation-hard detectors, Scintillators and scintillating fibres and light guides
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


We study the light output, light collection efficiency and signal timing of a variety of organic scintillators that are being considered for the upgrade of the hadronic calorimeter of the CMS detector. The experimental data are collected at the H2 test-beam area at CERN, using a 150 GeV muon beam. In particular, we investigate the usage of over-doped and green-emitting plastic scintillators, two solutions that have not been extensively considered. We present a study of the energy distribution in plastic-scintillator tiles, the hit efficiency as a function of the hit position, and a study of the signal timing for blue and green scintillators.