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Published April 1, 2020 | public
Journal Article

Design and status of the Mu2e crystal calorimeter


The Mu2e experiment at Fermilab searches for the coherent neutrino-less muon to electron conversion in the Coulomb field of an aluminium nucleus. This charged-lepton flavour violating process is characterised by a distinctive signature of a mono-energetic electron (~105 MeV/c) and its observation will be a clear signature of new physics beyond the Standard Model. The Mu2e goal is to improve by four orders of magnitude the search sensitivity with respect to the previous experiments. The Mu2e detector is composed of a tracker, an electromagnetic calorimeter and an external veto for cosmic rays. The calorimeter plays an important role in providing excellent particle identification capabilities, a fast online trigger filter while aiding the track reconstruction capabilities. It consists of 1348 pure CsI crystals divided in two annular disks, each one readout by two large area Silicon Photomultipliers. A large scale prototype has been tested with an electron beam, demonstrating to largely satisfy the Mu2e requirements. At the moment of writing, the crystals and SiPMs production phase is halfway trough the completion. An overview of the characterisation tests is reported, together with a description of the final mechanical and electronical design.

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© 2019 Published by Elsevier B.V. Received 17 April 2019, Accepted 25 April 2019, Available online 16 May 2019.

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