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The ALICE electromagnetic calorimeter

Authors
Journal
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A Accelerators Spectrometers Detectors and Associated Equipment
0168-9002
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
617
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2009.10.010
Keywords
  • Electromagnetic Calorimeters
  • Heavy-Ion Collisions
  • Alice Experiment
Disciplines
  • Design
  • Physics

Abstract

Abstract ALICE is the general purpose experiment at the LHC dedicated to the study of heavy-ion collisions. The electromagnetic calorimeter (EMCal) is a late addition to the ALICE suite of detectors with first modules installed in ALICE this year. The EMCal is designed to trigger on high energy gamma-rays and jets, and to enhance the capabilities of ALICE for these measurements. The EMCal is a Pb/scintillator sampling shish-kebab type calorimeter. The EMCal construction, readout, and performance in beam tests at the CERN SPS and PS are described.

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