CALIFA, a Dedicated Calorimeter for the (RB)-B-3/FAIR

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Cortina-Gil, D.
Alvarez-Pol, H.
Auman, T.
Avdeichikov, V.
Bendel, M.
Benlliure, J.
Bertini, D.
Bezbakh, A.
Bloch, T.
Boehmer, M.
Borge, M. J. G.
Briz, J. A.
Cabanelas, P.
Casarejos, E.
Gallardo, M. C.
Cederkaell, J.
Chulkov, L.
Dierigl, M.
Di Julio, D.
Duran, I.
Fiori, E.
Gonzalez, D.
Gorshkov, A.
Heinz, A.
Hei, M.
Henning, W.
Ickert, G.
Ignatov, A.
Jakobsson, B.
Johansson, H. T.
Kroell, T.
Kruecken, R.
Krupko, S.
Kurz, N.
Le Bleis, T.
Loeher, B.
Nacher, E.
Nilsson, T.
Parrilla, C.
Perea, A.
Pietralla, N.
Pietras, B.
Reifarth, R.
del Rio, J. S.
Savran, D.
Sidorchuk, S.
Simon, H.
Schnorrenberger, L.
Tengblad, O.
Teubig, P.
Thies, R.
Vilan, J. A.
von Schmid, M.
Winkel, M.
Winkler, S.
Wamers, F.
Yanez, P.
Collaboration, R. B.
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Nuclear Data Sheets
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CALIFA, a Dedicated Calorimeter for the (RB)-B-3/FAIR
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The (RB)-B-3 experiment (Reactions with Relativistic Radioactive Beams) at FAIR (Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research) is a versatile setup dedicated to the study of reactions induced by high-energy radioactive beams. It will provide kinematically complete measurements with high efficiency, acceptance and resolution, making possible a broad physics program with rare-isotopes. CALIFA (CALorimeter for In-Flight detection of gamma-rays and high energy charged pArticles), is a complex detector based on scintillation crystals, that will surround the target of the (RB)-B-3 experiment. CALIFA will act as a total absorption gamma-calorimeter and spectrometer, as well as identifier of charged particles from target residues. This versatility is its most challenging requirement, demanding a huge dynamic range, to cover from low energy gamma-rays up to 300 MeV protons. This fact, along with the high-energy of the beams determine the conceptual design of the detector, presented in this paper, together with the technical solutions proposed for its construction.