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The Next Generation of Crystal Detectors

Zhu, Ren-Yuan (2015) The Next Generation of Crystal Detectors. In: Hard X-Ray, Gamma-Ray, and Neutron Detector Physics XVII. Proceedings of SPIE. No.9593. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers , Bellingham, WA, Art. No. 95930T. ISBN 9781628417593.

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Crystal detectors have been used widely in high energy and nuclear physics experiments, medical instruments and homeland security applications. Novel crystal detectors are continuously being discovered and developed in academia and in industry. In high energy and nuclear physics experiments, total absorption electromagnetic calorimeters (ECAL) made of inorganic crystals are known for their superb energy resolution and detection efficiency for photon and electron measurements. A crystal ECAL is thus the choice for those experiments where precision measurements of photons and electrons are crucial for their physics missions. For future HEP experiments at the energy and intensity frontiers, however, the crystal detectors used in the above mentioned ECALs are either not bright and fast enough, or not radiation hard enough. Crystal detectors have also been proposed to build a Homogeneous Hadron Calorimeter (HHCAL) to achieve unprecedented jet mass resolution by duel readout of both Cherenkov and scintillation light, where development of cost-effective crystal detectors is a crucial issue because of the huge crystal volume required. This paper discusses several R&D directions for the next generation of crystal detectors for future HEP experiments.

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Additional Information:© 2015 SPIE. This work was supported in part by the US Department of Energy Grant DE-SC0011925.
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Department of Energy (DOE)DE-SC0011925
Subject Keywords:Crystal, scintillator, calorimeter, radiation damage, fast timing
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Issue or Number:9593
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Official Citation:Ren-Yuan Zhu "The next generation of crystal detectors", Proc. SPIE 9593, Hard X-Ray, Gamma-Ray, and Neutron Detector Physics XVII, 95930T (September 4, 2015); doi:10.1117/12.2190459;
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