Livan, M.; Wigmans, R. Misconceptions about Calorimetry. Instruments2017, 1, 3.
Livan, M.; Wigmans, R. Misconceptions about Calorimetry. Instruments 2017, 1, 3.
In the past 50 years, calorimeters have become the most important detectors in many particle physics experiments, especially experiments in colliding-beam accelerators at the energy frontier. In this paper, we describe and discuss a number of common misconceptions about these detectors, as well as the consequences of these misconceptions. We hope that it may serve as a useful source of information for young colleagues who want to familiarize themselves with these tricky instruments.
particle physics; partiicle detectors; calorimeter; energy measurement
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