sPHENIX EMCal design, construction and test beam results

Jun 2, 2020, 7:30 AM
1h 20m


Poster New Experimental Developments Poster session


Anabel Romero (Univ. Illinois at Urbana Champaign (US))


The sPHENIX detector at BNL’s Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) is designed to accurately study proton-proton, proton-nucleus, and nucleus-nucleus collision systems. The design of sPHENIX, including full azimuthal calorimeter coverage, will allow it to precisely study properties of the Quark Gluon Plasma through open heavy flavor production, jet modification, and Upsilon measurements. It will also perform a variety of cold QCD studies. Helping to enable the broad measurement capabilities of sPHENIX is the Electromagnetic Calorimeter (EMCal), which is the primary detector for identifying and measuring the energy of photons and electrons. The EMCal is constructed of scintillating fibers embedded in blocks of tungsten powder in an epoxy matrix, with the emitted light collected with acrylic light guides and read out through Silicon Photomultipliers (SiPMs). This poster will discuss the design and construction of the EMCal as well the results from a 2018 Beam Test.

Contribution type Poster
Collaboration (if applicable) sPHENIX
Track New Experimental Developments

Primary author

Marzia Rosati (Iowa State University)

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