Development of a forward calorimeter system for the STAR experiment

O. D. Tsai, E. Aschenauer, W. Christie, L. E. Dunkelberger, S. Fazio, C. A. Gagliardi, S. Heppelmann, H. Z. Huang, W. W. Jacobs, G. Igo, A. Kisilev, K. Landry, X. Liu, M. M. Mondal, Y. X. Pan, M. Sergeeva, N. Shah, E. Sichtermann, S. Trentalange, G. VisserS. Wissink

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We present results of an R&D program to develop a forward calorimeter system (FCS) for the STAR experiment at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider at BNL. The FCS is a very compact, compensated, finely granulated, high resolution calorimeter system being developed for p+p and p+A program at RHIC. The FCS prototype consists of both electromagnetic and hadron calorimeters. The electromagnetic portion of the detector is constructed with W powder and scintillation fibers. The hadronic calorimeter is a traditional Pb/Sc-plate sandwich design. Both calorimeters were readout with Hamamatsu MPPCs. A full- scale prototype of the FCS was tested with a beam at FNAL in March 2014. We present details of the design, construction technique and performance of the FCS prototype during the test run at FNAL.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number012053
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2015
Event16th International Conference on Calorimetry in High Energy Physics, CALOR 2014 - Giessen, Germany
Duration: Apr 6 2014Apr 11 2014

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  • General Physics and Astronomy


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