Pilo, F (reprint author), Univ Siena, INFN Grp Collegato, Via Banchi Sotto 55, Siena, Italy.
Article; Proceedings Paper
The Electromagnetic Calorimeter (ECAL) of the AMS-02 experiment is a lead-scintillanting fibers sampling calorimeter characterized by high granularity that allows to image the longitudinal and lateral showers development, a key issue to provide high electron/hadron discrimination. The light collection system and the FE electronics axe designed to let the calorimeter operate over a wide energy range from few GeV up to 1 TeV. A full-scale prototype of the e.m. calorimeter was tested at Cern in October 2001 using electrons and pions beams with energy ranging from 3 to 100 GeV. Effective sampling thickness, linearity and energy resolution were measured.