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Instruments 2017, 1(1), 3;

Misconceptions about Calorimetry

Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Pavia and INFN Sezione di Pavia, Via Bassi 6, Pavia 27100, Italy
Department of Physics, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409-1051, USA
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Academic Editor: Antonio Ereditato
Received: 29 March 2017 / Revised: 2 May 2017 / Accepted: 3 May 2017 / Published: 10 May 2017
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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. View Full-Text
Keywords: calorimetry; particle detectors; energy resolution; linearity calorimetry; particle detectors; energy resolution; linearity

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

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