CASTOR detector: model, objectives and simulated performance

Angelis, A.L.S. and Aslanoglou, X. and Bartke, J. and Bogolyubsky, M.Yu. and Chileev, K. and Erine, S. and Gladysz-Dziaduś, E. and Kharlov, Yu.V. and Kurepin, A.B. and Lobanov, M. and Maevskaya, A.I. and Mavromanolakis, G. and Nicolis, N. and Panagiotou, A.D. and Sadovsky, S.A. and Wlodarczyk, Z. (2001) CASTOR detector: model, objectives and simulated performance. Il nuovo cimento C, 24 C (4\5). pp. 755-760. ISSN 1826-9885

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We present a phenomenological model describing the formation and evolution of a Centauro fireball in the baryon-rich region in nucleus-nucleus interactions in the upper atmosphere and at the LHC. The small particle multiplicity and imbalance of electromagnetic and hadronic content characterizing a Centauro event and also the strongly penetrating particles (assumed to be strangelets) frequently accompanying them can be naturally explained. We describe the CASTOR calorimeter, a subdetector of the ALICE experiment dedicated to the search for Centauro in the very forward, baryon-rich region of central Pb+Pb collisions at the LHC. The basic characteristics and simulated performance of the calorimeter are presented.

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Additional Information: Paper presented at the Chacaltaya Meeting on Cosmic Ray Physics, La Paz, Bolivia, July 23-27, 2000. Further CASTOR related information at
Uncontrolled Keywords: Quark-gluon plasma ; Relativistic heavy-ion collision ; Cosmic rays ; Conference proceedings
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 550 Scienze della Terra > 551 Geologia, Idrologia, Meteorologia > 551.5 Meteorologia (Classificare qui l'atmosfera) (Classificare la previsione e le previsioni di specifici fenomeni meteorologici in 551.64; classificare la Micrometeorologia in 551.66) > 551.52 Termodinamica, interazioni atmosferiche con la superficie terrestre, temperature, radiazioni > 551.527 Radiazioni (per fenomeni ottici, vedi 551.565) > 551.5276 Radiazioni cosmiche (Include il rumore cosmico) (Classificare qui i raggi cosmici)
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Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2020 15:14
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