Zero degree Cherenkov calorimeters for the ALICE experiment

Abstract : The collision centrality in the ALICE experiment will be determined by the Zero Degree Calorimeters (ZDCs) that will measure the spectator nucleons energy in heavy ion collisions. The ZDCs detect the Cherenkov light produced by the fast particles in the shower that cross the quartz fibers, acting as the active material embedded in a dense absorber matrix. Test beam results of the calorimeters are presented.
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A. de Falco, R. Arnaldi, E. Chiavassa, C. Cicaló, P. Cortese, et al.. Zero degree Cherenkov calorimeters for the ALICE experiment. RICH 2007 - Sixth International Workshop on Ring Imaging Cherenkov Detectors, Oct 2007, Trieste, Italy. pp.267-269, ⟨10.1016/j.nima.2008.07.070⟩. ⟨in2p3-00343634⟩

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