A detailed Monte Carlo simulation for the Belle TOF system

J. W. Nam, Y. I. Choi, D. W. Kim, J. H. Kim, B. C.K. Casey, M. Jones, S. L. Olsen, M. Peters, J. L. Rodriguez, G. Varner, Y. Zheng, N. Gabyshev, H. Kichimi, J. Yashima, J. Zhang, T. H. Kim, Y. J. Kwon

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We have developed a detailed Monte Carlo simulation program for the Belle time-of-flight (TOF) system. Based on GEANT simulation, it takes account of all physics processes in the TOF scintillation counters and readout electronics. The simulation reproduces very well the performance of the Belle TOF system, including the dE/dx response, the time walk effect, the time resolution, and the hit efficiency due to beam background. In this report, we will describe the Belle TOF simulation program in detail.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-68
Number of pages15
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Sept 21

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We wish to thank the Belle collaboration and KEKB accelerator group. We acknowledge support from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology of Japan and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science; the BK21 program of the Ministry of Education of Korea and the Center for High Energy Physics sponsored by the KOSEF; and the US Department of Energy.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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