Calorimetry using organic scintillators, 'a sideways perspective'.

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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. ... continued below

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Proudfoot, J. September 10, 1999.

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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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  • 8th International Conference on Calorimetry in High Energy Physics, Lisbon (PT), 06/13/1999--06/19/1999

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  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 11962
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc626844

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Proudfoot, J. Calorimetry using organic scintillators, 'a sideways perspective'., article, September 10, 1999; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc626844/: accessed November 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.