The Construction and Parameters of Forward Hadron Calorimeter (FHCAL) at MPD/NICA

Abstract

Forward hadron calorimeter (FHCAL) at MPD/NICA experimental setup is intended for the measurements of the geometry of heavy ions collisions, namely, the collision centrality and the orientation of the reaction plane. FHCAL consists of two identical arms placed at the left/right sides from the beam collision point. This is a modular lead- scintillator compensating calorimeter designed to measure the energy distribution of the projectile nuclei fragments (spectators) and forward going particles close to the beam rapidity.