2009.12.17 Ecalgeo-v6.2: embedded LOW_EM cuts in the calorimeter geometry

Monte-Carlo setup:

  • Throwing one photon per event
  • Full STAR y2006h (latest EEMC-v6.2 and BEMC with LOW_EM cuts, rest of geometry from CVS)
  • Throw particles flat in eta (1.08, 2.0), phi (0, 2pi), and energy (5-35 GeV)
  • Using A2Emaker to get reconstructed Tower/SMD energy (no EEMC SlowSimulator in chain)
  • Vertex z=0
  • ~50K/per particle type
  • Non-zero energy: 3 sigma above pedestal

Figure 1: (left) Endcap EMC sampling fraction (total calorimeter energy), (right) SMD-u sampling fraction
Red: (previous) ecalgeo-v6.1 with global LOW_EM option
(Note: same points as in this post, Fig. 1 lower left, label y6:LOW_EM)
Black: (new) ecalgeo-v6.2 (embedded LOW_EM cuts), no global LOW_EM option

Figure 2: Pre-shower migrations
There is only a few events with pre1>4MeV with new simulations: potential problem with TPC geometry?