Calorimetry in the Supercollider ERA

  • Richard Wigmans
Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (EMISS, volume 44)


The required precision, the event rates to be handled, and the radiation levels envisaged for experiments at proposed high-luminosity pp Supercolliders like the Eloisatron are a formidable challenge to detector technology. High quality calorimetry will be the key to success for such experiments. We review the requirements needed for calorimeters operating at a Supercollider, and the present state of the art concerning these devices. In the framework of the LAA project, an attempt is being made to develop a new type of calorimeter that could meet the Supercollider challenge. The goals and achievements of this project are discussed in some detail.


Energy Resolution Light Attenuation Attenuation Length Hadron Calorimeter Good Energy Resolution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard Wigmans
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  1. 1.CERNGenèveSwitzerland

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