The electromagnetic performance of the RD52 fiber calorimeter

N. Akchurin, F. Bedeschi, A. Cardini, M. Cascella, F. Cei, D. De Pedis, R. Ferrari, S. Fracchia, S. Franchino, M. Fraternali, G. Gaudio, P. Genova, J. Hauptman, L. La Rotonda, S. Lee, M. Livan, E. Meoni, A. Moggi, D. Pinci, A. PolicicchioJ. G. Saraiva, F. Scuri, A. Sill, T. Venturelli, R. Wigmans

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Abstract

The RD52 calorimeter is an instrument intended to detect both electromagnetic and hadronic showers, as well as muons, using the dual-readout principle. Scintillation and Cherenkov light provide the two signals which, in combination, allow for superior hadronic performance. In this paper, we report on the electromagnetic performance of this instrument, and compare this performance with that of other calorimeters that were constructed with similar goals in mind.

Keywords

  • Calorimetry
  • Cherenkov light
  • Dual readout method
  • Optical fibers

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