Xvth International Conference on Calorimetry in High Energy Physics (calor2012)
The MINOS detectors are steel-scintilla tor sampling tracking calorimeters and are calibrated using an in-situ light-injection system and cosmic ray muons. The MINOS Near and Far Detectors have been operating almost continuously since 2003 and 2005, providing opportunity to quantify the behavior of the various detector components, many of which are used in the next generation neutrino oscillation experiments, under long-term experimental operation. We report, oil the calibration procedure mid its stability, as well as the time aud temperature dependencies of the scintillator, wavelength-shifting fibers and photo-multiplier tubes.
Mathis, M. and MINOS Collaboration, Long term performance of the MINOS calibration procedure and stability of the MINOS detectors (2012). Xvth International Conference on Calorimetry in High Energy Physics (calor2012), 404.