May 26 – 30, 2008
Biblioteca Universitaria, Pavia, Italy
Europe/Rome timezone

The MEG liquid xenon calorimeter

May 30, 2008, 3:26 PM
Salone Teresiano (Biblioteca Universitaria, Pavia, Italy)

Salone Teresiano

Biblioteca Universitaria, Pavia, Italy

Strada Nuova, 65
oral presentation Operating Calorimeters Operating Calorimeters


Giovanni Gallucci (INFN Pisa)


The MEG experiment at PSI, starting data taking this year,
searches for the muon
decay into one electron and one photon with a sensitivity to
branching ratios around
10-13, two order of magnitudes better with respect to the present
best experimental
limit. To reach this goal a new kind of large acceptance, large
mass ( roughly 2.2
Tons) calorimeter based on liquid xenon scintillation light was
developed. The
several calibration techniques developed to monitor the
calorimeter behaviour during
all the experiment data taking will be shown together with the
resolutions obtained.

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