5-11 February 2017
Hyatt Regency Chicago
America/Chicago timezone

Construction and testing of the sPHENIX hadronic calorimeter prototype

Not scheduled
2h 30m
Hyatt Regency Chicago

Hyatt Regency Chicago

151 East Wacker Drive Chicago, Illinois, USA, 60601
Board: N13


James Lawrence Nagle (University of Copenhagen (DK))


The planned sPHENIX experiment is a major initiative and a key part of the future of heavy ion physics in the US. One of the key pillars of the planned physics program is detailed measurements of jets, which requires hadronic calorimetry over a large solid angle. The sPHENIX hadronic calorimeter (HCal) is a sampling calorimeter comprising alternating layers of steel absorber and plastic scintillator. In this poster we discuss the design and construction of the HCal prototype tested at the Fermilab Test Beam Facility in 2016 and implications for the final design, as well as detailed results on testing and characterization of the scintillators.

Collaboration sPHENIX
Preferred Track Future Experimental Facilities, Upgrades, and Instrumentation

Primary author

James Lawrence Nagle (University of Copenhagen (DK))

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