Document Type

Dissertation

Date of Degree

2004

Degree Name

PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)

Degree In

Physics

First Advisor

Yasar Onel

Abstract

In the first part, the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) forward calorimeter design studies are presented. The forward calorimeter consists of quartz fibers embedded in a steel absorber. Radiation damage studies of the quartz fiber and the absorber as well as the results of the first pre-production prototype PPP-I are presented. In the second part the Ωc0 search studies at the SELEX (E781) experiment at FermiLab are presented. 107±22Ωc0 events were observed in three decay modes. The relative branching ratio Ωc0 → Ω−π−π+π+)/Βc0→ Ω−π+)$ is measured as 2.00 ± 0.45 (stat) ± 0.32 (sys).

Keywords

Quartz fiber, charmed baryon, omegac0, CMS

Pages

1, xi, 117 pages

Bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 114-117).

Copyright

Copyright 2004 Ahmet Sedat Ayan

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