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Modularity of the Calorimeter

The pion beta calorimeter is produced with a class II type of breakdown and frequency 10. In the class II breakdown, the triangle that is drawn and subdivided is not a polyhedron face. Rather, the class II triangle straddles the common edge of two polyhedron faces and its base joins their centroid as displayed in figure gif.

Figure: An example of a class II breakdown. The class II triangle is not an icosahedron face. The class II triangle ODE straddles the common edge OB of the two polyhedron faces OAB and OBC. For a 10-frequency breakdown, one makes a 5-frequency breakdown of the class II triangle which, on reflection DEB, produces the full 10-frequency breakdown.

There are 60 such triangles clustered five to an icosahedron vertex. The class II triangles are what the class II breakdown actually subdivides. For an f-frequency breakdown, one makes an f/2 subdivisions of the class II triangle which, on reflection, produces an f divisions of the common edge, i.e. an f-frequency subdivision.

The coordinates of the vertices are obtained as follows: each vertex is assigned three numbers whose sum is always the frequency of the breakdown as shown in figure gif. The coordinates in the local reference frame are given as [Ken-76]

Figure: The convention for producing the coordinates of the vertices. The class II triangle is subdivided according to the breakdown frequency f, (f=10 in the case of the pion beta calorimeter). Then the vertices are numbered in an orderly fashion to obtain the first digit . A clockwise rotation gives the second integer . Another rotation results in the third digit . At each vertex . In (d), by removing some lines of the grid, the pattern of the calorimeter modules emerges.

The coordinates in the world reference frame are given by two rotations. The first one around the z-axis by an angle followed by a rotation around the new y-axis by . and are inherent to the geometry of the icosahedron. For one hemisphere, while with the special case and . The reflection

gives the other hemisphere which is rotated with respect to the previous one by . From the center of each pentagon, start portions of five great circles. At of the circuit, each great circle runs into the center of another pentagon. At the center of a pentagon, five triangles of the icosahedon meet. is the angle between the line going through the center of a pentagon and the plane of one of the triangles which meet at that center. The angles follow from the fact that, at , the centers of five pentagons are apart.

From figure gif, five consecutive rotations of will produce a complete pentagon, five hexagon A, five hexagon B and 5 hexagon C. At this point, one has only 10 halves of the hexagon D. The full hexagon D are obtained from mirror symmetry at which point the total count of modules comprises 2 pentagons, 10 hexagon A, 10 hexagon B, 10 hexagon C and 10 hexagon D. When the whole sphere is completed, one has 12 pentagons, 60 hexagon A, 60 hexagon B, 60 hexagon C and 60 hexagon D.

Figure: A 2-dimensional projection of the calorimeter showing the relative positions of the modules. The different shapes are clearly recognizable and the module names are also supplied. The pentagons for instance are named P01 through P10 while the hexagon A's are A01 through A50 and so on. In the nomenclature of the HD's and the vetoes, the odd numbers are the HD1, VT1 while the even number are the HD2 and VT2.

The breakdown algorithm is presented in appendix A.

The next step in the design was to make openings for beam entry and readout of inner detectors and to create the shower vetoes. As a result, the pentagon at and its mirror symmetry together with all the modules associated with them were removed. This process leaves only 10 pentagons in the calorimeter, 50 hexagon A, 50 Hexagon B, 50 hexagon C and 40 full Hexagon D and 20 half hexagon D. The shower vetoes were designed as one quarter of a hexagon C plus one half of a hexagon D. There are 20 such veto elements bringing the total number of calorimeter modules to 240. At this stage of the design, there was no gap in the calorimeter to account for the wrapping of the crystals. However, a gap of (between the modules) was required. In addition, the vertices at the front and back ``faces'' of the modules were all not in the same plane. These problems were dealt with by solving the simultaneous equations describing the intersection of three planes taking into account the gap and requiring that the z-components of the vertices be same, i.e. at the front face and at the back face of the modules. As a result, the truncated pyramids described in the previous chapter were arrived at and the information regarding their linear and angular dimensions were also obtained for their fabrication. The positions of the modules relative to one another are illustrated in figure 6.4. Also shown in the same figure is the nomenclature which indicates the type and the position of any given module in the calorimeter. The complete algorithm for producing the coordinates of the modular vertices is described in appendix B.

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Bernward Krause
Mon Jan 15 14:57:06 MET 1996