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Title: Calorimetry using organic scintillators, 'a sideways perspective'.

Abstract

Over the last two decades, calorimetry baaed on organic scintillators has developed into an excellent technology for many experimental situations in high energy physics. The primary difficulty, that of extracting the light signals, has benefited from two milestone innovations. The first was the use of wavelength-shifting bars to allow light to be efficiently collected from large areas of scintillator and then readily piped to a readout device. The second of these was the extension of this approach to plastic wavelength-shifting optical fibers whose great flexibility and small diameter allowed a minimum of detector volume to be compromised by the read-out. These two innovations coupled with inventiveness have produced many varied and successful calorimeters. Equal response to both hadronic and electromagnetic showers can be realized in scintillator-based calorimeters. However, in general this is not the case and it is likely that in the search for greater performance, in the future, combined tracking and calorimeter systems will be required.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab., IL (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
11962
Report Number(s):
ANL-HEP-CP-99-92
TRN: AH200119%%225
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 8th International Conference on Calorimetry in High Energy Physics, Lisbon (PT), 06/13/1999--06/19/1999; Other Information: PBD: 10 Sep 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; CALORIMETERS; CALORIMETRY; FLEXIBILITY; HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS; OPTICAL FIBERS; PERFORMANCE; PLASTICS

Citation Formats

Proudfoot, J. Calorimetry using organic scintillators, 'a sideways perspective'.. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Proudfoot, J. Calorimetry using organic scintillators, 'a sideways perspective'.. United States.
Proudfoot, J. Fri . "Calorimetry using organic scintillators, 'a sideways perspective'.". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/11962.
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abstractNote = {Over the last two decades, calorimetry baaed on organic scintillators has developed into an excellent technology for many experimental situations in high energy physics. The primary difficulty, that of extracting the light signals, has benefited from two milestone innovations. The first was the use of wavelength-shifting bars to allow light to be efficiently collected from large areas of scintillator and then readily piped to a readout device. The second of these was the extension of this approach to plastic wavelength-shifting optical fibers whose great flexibility and small diameter allowed a minimum of detector volume to be compromised by the read-out. These two innovations coupled with inventiveness have produced many varied and successful calorimeters. Equal response to both hadronic and electromagnetic showers can be realized in scintillator-based calorimeters. However, in general this is not the case and it is likely that in the search for greater performance, in the future, combined tracking and calorimeter systems will be required.},
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