Aug 16 – 27, 2021
America/Los_Angeles timezone

Development of Future Electromagnetic Calorimeter Technologies and Applications for the Electron-Ion Collider with GEANT 4 Simulations

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Mr Zhaozhong Shi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)


The Electron-Ion Collider is a future collider planned to be built at BNL in about 2030. It will provide physicists with high luminosity and highly polarized beams with a wide range of nuclei species at different energies, covering an extensive kinematic range. The EIC physical goals include measuring the generalized parton distribution from Deeply Virtual Compton Scattering (DVCS) and Deeply Virtual Meson Production (DVMP) experiments, performing precision 3D imaging of the nuclei structure, studying color confinement and hadronization mechanisms, and understanding the spin structure of the proton. In order for the EIC to achieve its physics goals, a high-resolution electromagnetic calorimeter (EMCAL) is required to measure electrons and photons and to achieve good particle identification. We propose two design options for EIC EMCALs. The first technique is to improve the resolution tungsten/scintillating fiber (W/SciFi) EMCAL being built for sPHENIX with new technologies. The other possibility is to develop tungsten/shashlik (W/shashlik) EMCAL with better readout configuration to achieve better energy and position resolution. In this work, we will present the performance of sPHENIX W/SciFi EMCAL and the GEANT 4 detector simulation results of W and Pb shashlik EMCAL shower profiles, energy resolution, and merging probability of $π^0 \rightarrow \gamma\gamma$ for future EIC experiments.

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Mr Zhaozhong Shi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

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