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Precision crystal calorimeters in high-energy physics: past, present, and future
Author(s): Ren-Yuan Zhu
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Paper Abstract

Precision crystal calorimeter traditionally plays an important role in experimental high energy physics. In the last two decades, it faces a challenge to maintain its precision in a hostile radiation environment. This paper reviews the performance of crystal calorimeters constructed for high energy physics experiment and the progress achieved in understanding crystal's radiation damage and in developing high quality scintillating crystals. Future crystal calorimeters, such as a LSO and LYSO calorimeter and homogeneous hadronic calorimeter, being considered for experimental particle physics is also discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 September 2008
PDF: 17 pages
Proc. SPIE 7079, Hard X-Ray, Gamma-Ray, and Neutron Detector Physics X, 70790W (4 September 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.796834
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Ren-Yuan Zhu, California Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7079:
Hard X-Ray, Gamma-Ray, and Neutron Detector Physics X
Arnold Burger; Larry A. Franks; Ralph B. James, Editor(s)

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