Precision physics at future colliders requires highly granular calorimeters to support the particle flow approach for event reconstruction. This article presents a review of about 10-15 years of research and development, mainly conducted within the CALICE Collaboration, for this novel type of detector. The performance of large-scale prototypes in beam tests validates the technical concept of particle flow calorimeters. The comparison of test-beam data with simulation, of, e.g., hadronic showers, supports full detector studies and gives deeper insight into the structure of hadronic cascades than was possible previously.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)