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Calorimeters in Particle Physics

  1. Christian W. Fabjan

Published Online: 15 OCT 2009

DOI: 10.1002/3527600434.eap092.pub2

Encyclopedia of Applied Physics

Encyclopedia of Applied Physics

How to Cite

Fabjan, C. W. 2009. Calorimeters in Particle Physics. Encyclopedia of Applied Physics. 649–676.

Author Information

  1. Vienna University of Technology and Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 OCT 2009

Abstract

The article contains sections titled:

  • 1
    Introduction
    • 1.1
      The Task of Particle Detectors
    • 1.2
      Energy Measurement with Calorimeters
  • 2
    Calorimetry Methods in Nuclear Physics
    • 2.1
      Total Absorption and Range of Particles
    • 2.2
      Principal Detection Techniques: Scintillators and Solid-State Detectors
  • 3
    Calorimetry Methods in Particle Physics: Photons, Leptons, and Hadrons
    • 3.1
      Absorption Mechanisms
    • 3.2
      Physics of the Electromagnetic Cascade
    • 3.3
      Physics of the Hadronic Cascade
  • 4
    Performance of Calorimeters
    • 4.1
      Energy Resolution in Homogeneous Electromagnetic Calorimeters
    • 4.2
      Instrumental Contributions to the Electromagnetic Energy Resolution
    • 4.3
      Time, Space, and Angular Resolution in EMCs
    • 4.4
      Energy Resolution of Hadron Calorimeters
  • 5
    Calorimeter Systems
    • 5.1
      Calorimeter Construction Principles
    • 5.2
      Instrumentation Techniques
    • 5.3
      Calorimeter Facilities
  • 6
    Calorimeters in Astroparticle Physics

Keywords:

  • calorimeter;
  • nuclear physics;
  • organic scintillators;
  • hadronic cascades;
  • particle showers;
  • ionizing radiation