Determine the neutral vertex with few mm precision
Particle identification via time of flight ( electrons vs. Muons vs. Pions)
The volume ratio Pb:scint:glue of 42:48:10 has been chosen to maximize the
calorimeter sampling fraction and correspondingly increase the light yield
(~1 p.e./MeV/side at 2 m distance).
This high light yield reflects in an excellent time resolution which roughly
scales as with .
The very high sampling frequency allows us also to obtain an energy resolution
which is a factor better than sampling calorimeters
done alternating layers of Pb and scintillator slabs with similar volume ratio.
The very thin lead layers used and the high sampling frequency is
also chosen to get high efficiency for low energy photons.