The art of calorimetry

G. Gaudio, M. Livan, R. Wigmans

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Abstract

This paper is intended as an introduction to and overview of calorimetric particle detection in high-energy physics experiments. First, the physics that plays a role when high-energy particles are absorbed in dense matter is described, with emphasis on issues that are important for the properties of calorimeters. Next, all aspects of the calorimeter response function are discussed: Mean value, shape, width, and the factors that determine these characteristics. Then, we elaborate on some practical issues that are important for those working with calorimeters: calibration and simulation. Finally, a brief overview of modern developments in this rapidly evolving field is given.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi"
Subtitle of host publicationRadiation and Particle Detectors
Pages31-77
Number of pages47
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
EventInternational School of Physics "Enrico Fermi" on Radiation and Particle Detectors - Varenna, Italy
Duration: Jul 20 2009Jul 25 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi"
Volume175
ISSN (Print)0074-784X
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8195

Conference

ConferenceInternational School of Physics "Enrico Fermi" on Radiation and Particle Detectors
CountryItaly
CityVarenna
Period07/20/0907/25/09

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Gaudio, G., Livan, M., & Wigmans, R. (2010). The art of calorimetry. In Proceedings of the International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi": Radiation and Particle Detectors (pp. 31-77). (Proceedings of the International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi"; Vol. 175). https://doi.org/10.3254/978-1-60750-630-0-31