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

Status of the CMS-HF Calorimeters

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Salone Teresiano (Biblioteca Universitaria, Pavia, Italy)

Salone Teresiano

Biblioteca Universitaria, Pavia, Italy

Strada Nuova, 65
oral presentation Calorimetric Techniques


Aldo Penzo (TS)


Two hadronic forward (HF) calorimeters extend the acceptance of CMS
at large rapidities and are built with rad-hard components (steel absorbers
and quartz fibers) to resist the severe radiation levels in the forward regions.
Very high energy jets can be measured in HF, detecting Cherenkov light
emitted by shower particles in the quartz fibers. The HF calorimeters
are now installed in the underground CMS cavern; after commissioning,
the detectors are prepared for beam. Progress in calibration work and
current plans for the HF calorimeters during the initial LHC runs will
be summarized.

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