Beam Line For Schools Experiment White Board

2014 BL4S Runs

In this section, one can find the run numbers and explanations for all the runs. One can download the ROOT file by simply clicking on the run number.

Tips on Root files

Downloading ROOT

To use root files, you need to install ROOT to your computer. The recommended version is at the following link:
http://root.cern.ch/drupal/content/production-version-534

Windows
If you are using windows, go to bottom of the page and download the windows binary.
It is advised to chose the following: ftp://root.cern.ch/root/root_v5.34.21.win32.vc11.exe
Note: During the installation, select the option "Add root to the system PATH for all users"

Linux
On linux, if you use SLC6 (Scientific Linux CERN), you can install root from software repositories (there is a program called "yum" to install packages in SLC)
In other linux distributions(ROOT should work in any linux distribution.), you may need to install it from source code, which is explained at : http://root.cern.ch/drupal/content/installing-root-source
Note that it may be complicated, and you may ask help if needed.

Analysing data using root files

You may already know how to use root files. We changed some variable names, and made a guide to explain each variable: https://www.cern.ch/test-bl4swebcam/bl4s_tree_explanation.txt

We also wrote a simple example program, to show how to automatically plot histograms from the root file without using "TBrowser" as you have done at CERN. If you are interested, you can try going further to analyse root files writing your own programs, instead of using the graphical interface. In the file, we explain how to use it. Download the file here.

If the information in the below table is not enough, you can go to Electronic Log Book to get more information about the runs.

Going Deeper in ROOT

You can always check root website for tutorials/ guides: http://root.cern.ch

You can also find many tutorials on the internet. A tutorial that can be very helpful is below(It has advanced stuff too)
http://www.linksceem.eu/ls2/images/stories/ROOT_Day1.pdf
http://www.linksceem.eu/ls2/images/stories/ROOT_Day2.pdf
http://www.linksceem.eu/ls2/images/stories/ROOT_Day3.pdf
http://www.linksceem.eu/ls2/images/stories/ROOT_Day4.pdf
http://www.linksceem.eu/ls2/images/stories/ROOT_Day5.pdf

Detector Calibration Runs 11.09.2014

Run Number Config File Trigger Explanation
1410420649 BL4S_100920142001.cfg SC0 + Halo Left (moved in front of beam) 4GeV, Used run to focus beam, no need to analyse
1410433832 BL4S_110920141315.cfg SC0 + Halo Left 4GeV, Run after installing DCC off beam axis
1410442261 BL4S_110920141315.cfg SC0 + Halo Left 4GeV, Run to check DWC2 problem
1410444821 BL4S_110920141315.cfg SC0 + Halo L 4GeV, Test Cherenkovs, CH0: 0.5 bar, CH1: 0.5bar
1410446299 BL4S_110920141315.cfg SC0 + CH0 4GeV, Test Cherenkovs, CH0: 0.5 bar, CH1: 0.5bar
1410449833 BL4S_110920141315.cfg SC0 and HaloLeft 4GeV, Test Cherenkovs, CH0: 1.2 mbar, CH1: 0.5bar
1410452450 BL4S_110920141315.cfg CH0+SC0 and vetoed by CH1 4GeV, Test Cherenkovs, CH0: 1.2 mbar, CH1: 0.5bar
1410454128 BL4S_110920141315.cfg SC0 and HaloLeft 4GeV, Test Cherenkovs, CH0: 1.2 bar, CH1: 1.2bar
1410456004 BL4S_110920141315.cfg SC0 + HaloLeft 4GeV, Test Cherenkovs, CH0: 2.0 bar, CH1: 1.2bar
1410458704 BL4S_110920141315.cfg CH1+SC0 (mu + e) 4 GeV, Test LG10
1410460208 BL4S_110920141315.cfg CH1+SC0 (mu + e) 4 GeV, Test LG9
1410461464 BL4S_110920141315.cfg CH1+SC0 (mu + e) 4 GeV, Test LG5
1410462883 BL4S_110920141315.cfg CH1+SC0 (mu + e) 4 GeV, Test LG6
1410536278 BL4S_110920141315.cfg SC0 + CH0 Run to Calibrate DWC positions, beam was 10 GeV, focused on DWC0, intensity high.

Pion runs

Run Number Config File Trigger Explanation
1410551599 BL4S_120920142203.cfg Pion(4GeV) Overnight run with pion trigger. Started with hadron target. Around 11 in the night the target was changed back to electron rich target
1410597627 BL4S_120920142203.cfg Pion(4GeV) Pion run.
1410607383 BL4S_120920142203.cfg Pion(4GeV) Pion run with 0.5mm Cu-sheet in front of DWC1
1410616279 BL4S_120920142203.cfg Pion(4GeV) Added a thicker copper plate was installed behind SC0
1410631881 BL4S_120920142203.cfg Pion(4GeV) Overnight run: Pion run with CH1 at 1.4bar
1410687851 BL4S_140920141040.cfg Pion(10GeV) First 10GeV Run CH0:1.2 CH1:0.23
1410693263 BL4S_140920141315.cfg Pion(10GeV) Same trigger as before.
1410713390 BL4S_140920141315.cfg Pion(10GeV) E-Mu Trigger Trial
1410722564 BL4S_140920141315.cfg Pion(10GeV) E-Mu Trigger
1410777795 BL4S_150920141240.cfg Pion(7GeV) Pion Trigger
1410794919 BL4S_150920141240.cfg Pion(7GeV) Pion Trigger-Overnight Run (DAQ crashed at night but still some data taken)
1410856266 BL4S_150920141240.cfg Pion(7GeV) Pion Trigger
1410864843 BL4S_160920141250.cfg Pion(7GeV) Pion Trigger (Cherenkov voltages changed for better particle identification)
1410888987 BL4S_160920141250.cfg Pion(7GeV) Pion Trigger (Cherenkov voltages still as last run)

DCC Calibration Runs

Run Number Config File Trigger Explanation
1410464671 BL4S_110920141315.cfg 4GeV muon DCC 16-19
1410509094 BL4S_110920141315.cfg 1GeV electron DCC 16-19
1410511254 BL4S_110920141315.cfg 2GeV electron DCC 16-19
1410515197 BL4S_110920141315.cfg 3GeV electron DCC 16-19
1410521088 BL4S_110920141315.cfg 3GeV electron DCC 20-23
1410526251 BL4S_110920141315.cfg 2GeV electron DCC 20-23
1410529431 BL4S_110920141315.cfg 1GeV electron DCC 20-23
1410531716 BL4S_110920141315.cfg 0.5GeV electron DCC 20-23
1410533293 BL4S_110920141315.cfg 0.5GeV electron DCC 16-19
1410541155 BL4S_110920141315.cfg 4GeV electron DCC 16-19
1410544349 BL4S_110920141315.cfg 4GeV electron DCC 20-23
1410547630 BL4S_110920141315.cfg 4GeV muon DCC 20-23
1410548915 BL4S_110920141315.cfg 4GeV pion DCC 20-23

Blocks 16-17-18-19 Electrons Night Muons+e Pions
0.5GeV 1410533293    
1GeV 1410509094    
2GeV 1410511254    
3GeV 1410515197    
4GeV 1410541155 1410464671  

Blocks 20-21-22-23 Electrons Muons Pions
0.5GeV 1410531716    
1GeV 1410529431    
2GeV 1410526251    
3GeV 1410521088    
4GeV 1410544349 1410547630 1410548915

BL4S White Board

This is the White Board of the Beam Line for schools experiment. It contains information of the run plan of the week and some information which will help the shifters at the control room. In case you are confused about which action to take, please contact the shift leader or on call experts below.

Todays shifters (16.09.2014)

  Morning Afternoon Evening
Shift Leader Saime Cenk Saime
Run Control Shifter Augusta & George & Kostas Rolf & Antonia Elli & Christodoulos
Detector Shifter Chris & Milou Olaf & Nick & Savina Artemis & Lisa

Run Plan of the day

Known Issues

ERORR TYPE THE MESSAGE WHAT TO DO
CHIP error on ERS 16:00:44 ERROR CHIP ch::atdaq::ces::utils::CHIPIssue Stopless removal: Failed to reset the ResInfoProvider after stop of run. Ignore
DWC2 OH counts on OH Display counts of the DWC2 is ~10 times lower than others Check the cables
CHIP Error ERROR CHIP ch::atdaq::ces::utils::CHIPIssue Test failure for application: BL4SApp , result: FAILED Immediately tell shift leader
     

Mesage Board

On Call Experts

Cenk Yildiz: 74948 ( +41 22 76 74948)

Saime Gurbuz: 076 609 96 34

Markus Joos: 160663

BL4S weekly Shift Plan

Shift Leader
  Morning Afternoon Evening
10.09.2014 No Beam No Beam No Beam
11.09.2014 Cenk Y. Saime G. Cenk Y.
12.09.2014 Saime G. Cenk Y. Saime G.
13.09.2014 Cenk Y. Saime G. Cenk Y.
14.09.2014 Saime G. Cenk Y. Saime G.
15.09.2014 Cenk Y. Saime G. Cenk Y.
16.09.2014 Saime G. Cenk Y. Saime G.

Run Control Shifter
  Morning Afternoon Evening
10.09.2014 No Beam No Beam No Beam
11.09.2014 G1 G2 G3
12.09.2014 G2 G3 G1
13.09.2014 G3 G1 G2
14.09.2014 G1 G2 G3
15.09.2014 G2 G3 G1
16.09.2014 G3 G1 G2

Detector And DAQ Shifter
  Morning Afternoon Evening
10.09.2014 No Beam No Beam No Beam
11.09.2014 G1 G2 G3
12.09.2014 G2 G3 G1
13.09.2014 G3 G1 G2
14.09.2014 G1 G2 G3
15.09.2014 G2 G3 G1
16.09.2014 G3 G1 G2

Group Members:

G1 Nick Antonia Savina Olaf Rolf
G2 Elli Artemis Lisa Christodoulos  
G3 Chris Kostas Milou George Augustus

Online Histograms for Detector and DAQ Shifter

Run Plan of the week

08.09.2014 Monday

  1. Install the experimental Setup
  2. Install Webcam PC's (multiplugs and extension cables)
09.09.2014 Tuesday
  1. Check signals, delays etc.
  2. Setup the NIM modules for "other" triggers (muon, electron, muon+electron)
  3. Students will have lectures, visits. (We probably are not involved)
  4. [DONE]Calibrate DWC with fake signals.
10.09.2014 Wednesday NO beam this day!
  1. Introduction to Beamline(Lau) (Two sessions for two groups, morning + afternoon 2h each)
  2. Introduction to BL4S Detector/DAQ System and Shifter Training (Two sessions for two groups, morning + afternoon 2h each)
  3. Patron training with Lau for Cenk, Saime and Markus.
11.09.2014 Thursday
  1. [DONE] Focus the beam at downstream DWC, record magnet parameters 2-4-6 GeV.
  2. [DONE] Install Dominicus College Calorimeters.
  3. [DONE] Check signals from them with muons.
  4. [DONE] Check position of each detector, create a new geometry configuration.
  5. [DONE]Check signals from all scintillators, try to see if there are noisy ones. Halo Right is noisy, can be changed.
  6. [DONE]Cherenkov tests: Take trigger from SC0 and Halo LEFT (moved in front of beam)
    1. [DONE] Set CH0 and CH1 to accept electrons
    2. [DONE] Set CH1 to accept muons too, keep CH0 as before
    3. [DONE] Set CH0 and CH1 to accept muons and electrons
    4. [DONE] Set CH1 to accept pions too, keep CH0 as before
  7. [DONE]Lead Glass Calibration: with the electron beam at 4GeV for central 4 Lead Glass. (Could not do other energies)
  8. Lead Glass Calibration: Calibrate Lead Glass Calorimeters with pions (2-4-6 GeV).
  9. [DONE] Leave Dominicus college calorimeters in front of the beam for an overnight run.
12.09.2014 Friday
  1. [DONE]Calibration of Dominicus College Calorimeters with electron + hadron + muon beam at various energies.
13.09.2014 Saturday
  1. [DONE]Take data with "pion trigger", 1-10GeV beam
  2. Study "other" triggers from scaler counts.
14.09.2014 Sunday
  1. Try "other" triggers, 1-10GeV beam. (For electron trigger, remove DWC?)
15.09.2014 Monday
  1. Try "other" triggers, 1-10GeV beam. (For electron trigger, remove DWC?)
16.09.2014 Tuesday
  1. Try "other" triggers, 1-10GeV beam. (For electron trigger, remove DWC?)
  2. If physics program seems complete already remove detectors?
17.09.2014 Wednesday
  1. End of our beam time, remove detectors after checking with RP.
  2. Close out session

Useful Links

-- SaimeSarikaya - 12 Aug 2014 -- CenkYildiz - 22 Aug 2014


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