September 15, 2021 Calorimeter

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Meeting Day/Time: every other WEDNESDAY at 11:00 a.m. JLab time

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  1. FCAL HDFCAL log book
  2. BCAL HDBCAL log book
  3. CCAL HDCCAL log book
  4. Calibrations: 2020 Data Production; RunPeriod-2019-11 Validation; Offline Monitoring Data Validation
  5. Photon Reconstruction Task Force

Goals for Calorimetry Group

  1. Determine preliminary photon reconstruction efficiencies as a function of E, phi and theta in data and simulation with a point-to-point precision of at least 5%.
  2. Measure systematics of pi0/eta mass calibration as a function of detector position to a precision of at least 5 MeV.
  3. Demonstrate agreement of photon reconstruction efficiency and resolution between data and simulation as a function of E, phi and theta to within 5%.

Action Items

  1. Short term CALWG Items
  2. Long term items
  3. Calorimeter work packages

Tentative Agenda

  1. Announcements
  2. Run Preparations
    1. FCAL
    2. BCAL
    3. CCAL
  3. Calibration
  4. Monitoring
    1. BCAL LED
    2. BCAL (offline)
    3. FCAL (offline)
  5. Reconstruction
    1. brief update on bcal_efficiency:Churamani[2]
  6. Simulations
  7. Action Items
  8. Any other business


Attendees: Matt, Malte, Rebecca, Mark, Igal, Varun, Tolga, Karthik, Jon, Sean, Elton, Churamani, Zisis

  1. Announcements:
    1. Swing shift today is on standby.
    2. Malte will summarize the FCAL run preparation work at the Collaboration Meeting next week.
  2. Run Preparations
    1. FCAL: A discussion occurred on the FCAL max energy question by Igal. This is not a set value, things are rather optimized at the threshold end of things. Run: FCAL is in the green minus two blocks, but one is on the outer region and can be ignored. We will run as is. A note was made on the (weird) internal PMT failure which caused 'clicking' at the ADC. An in eternal discharge blew out the ADC.
    2. BCAL: green.
    3. CCAL: no report.
  3. Calibration: Mark will work on FCAL efficiency and low level BCAL stuff; Karthik will then take over on the BCAL pi0 calibration.
  4. Monitoring
    1. BCAL LED: Varun took all runs at 5, 10 and 18 deg. The analysis will be done later in the fall.
    2. BCAL (offline): Hydra work will start as soon as the data is coming in.
    3. FCAL (offline): no report.
  5. Reconstruction
    1. Churamani game a brief update on bcal_efficiency, using the tag and probe method. The Mg(g) plot was discussed at length; the sharp rise could be a neutron that sneaks in (Jon's suggestion). The neutral_hypo procedure was clarified in general. Churamani was asked to check the trees and also the cuts; if those are super loose (e.g. 0.35-0.75 for eta and 0.6-1.3 GeV for eta-prime) they could affect what appears as a neutron ID. He will also produce plots of Eg1 vs Eg2, and slide 2 could be investigated further (no strong need) by plotting it for 1g, 2g, 3g, versus polar angles, and for found g in BCAL or FCAL. Sean asked that all thee run periods be checked for to see if there is a drop in the efficiency, to ascertain whether this is a limitation of the method or something else.
  6. Simulations: Igal asked about the FADC count of 2 MeV vs 3.73 MeV in MC. Matt explained that this is a complicated process because the actual pulse is not simulated, and scales up the G4 ionization info. Basically, this is not an inconsistency because 2 different algorithms are used to get these 2 numbers.
  7. Action Items: they were quickly reviewed. No changes.
  8. Any other business: none.