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HEP - ASTRO SEMINAR | The Next Generation of Crystal Detectors

Monday, November 17, 2014
5:00 AM
335 West Hall

Total absorption electromagnetic calorimeters made of inorganic crystals are known for decades for their superb energy resolution and detection efficiency for photon and electron measurements. A crystal calorimeter is thus the choice of those experiments where precision measurements of photons and electrons are crucial for their physics mission. Future HEP experiments at the energy and intensity frontiers, however,  require bright and fast crystals with excellent radiation hardness. Novel detector concepts based on crystal scintillators have been proposed, such as LSO/LYSO crystal based total absorption and sampling calorimeters, very fast crystal calorimeters as well as a homogeneous hadron calorimeter.   R&D directions for the next generation of crystal detectors for future HEP experiments will be discussed.