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Misconceptions about Calorimetry

Version 1 : Received: 4 April 2017 / Approved: 6 April 2017 / Online: 6 April 2017 (03:08:27 CEST)

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Livan, M.; Wigmans, R. Misconceptions about Calorimetry. Instruments 2017, 1, 3. Livan, M.; Wigmans, R. Misconceptions about Calorimetry. Instruments 2017, 1, 3.

Journal reference: Instruments 2017, 1, 3
DOI: 10.3390/instruments1010003

Abstract

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.

Subject Areas

particle physics; partiicle detectors; calorimeter; energy measurement

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