Performance and Operation of the CMS Electromagnetic Calorimeter

Volker Adler, Stephanie Beauceron, Stijn Blyweert, Jorgen D'Hondt, Stijn De Weirdt, Olivier Devroede, Jan Heyninck, Alexis Kalogeropoulos, Joris Maes, Michael Maes, Matthias Mozer, Stefaan Tavernier, Walter Van Doninck, Petra Van Mulders, Ilaria Villella

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The operation and general performance of the CMS electromagnetic calorimeter using cosmic-ray muons are described. These muons were recorded after the closure of the CMS detector in late 2008. The calorimeter is made of lead tungstate crystals and the overall status of the 75848 channels corresponding to the barrel and endcap detectors is reported. The stability of crucial operational parameters, such as high voltage, temperature and electronic noise, is summarised and the performance of the light monitoring system is presented.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberT03010
Number of pages39
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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