Micro-channel plate photon detector studies for the TORCH detector

Castillo García, L. et al. (2015) Micro-channel plate photon detector studies for the TORCH detector. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors, and Associated Equipment, 787, pp. 197-202. (doi:10.1016/j.nima.2014.11.104)

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Abstract

The Time Of internally Reflected Cherenkov light (TORCH) detector is under development. Charged particle tracks passing through a 1 cm plate of quartz will generate the Cherenkov photons, and their arrival will be timed by an array of micro-channel plate photon detectors. As part of the TORCH R&D studies, commercial and custom-made micro-channel plate detectors are being characterized. The final photon detectors for this application are being produced in a three-phase program in collaboration with industry. Custom-made single-channel devices with extended lifetime have been manufactured and their performance is being systematically investigated in the laboratory. Optical studies for the preparation of beam and laboratory tests of a TORCH prototype are also underway.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Cowie, Dr Euan
Authors: Castillo García, L., Brook, N., Cowie, E.N., Cussans, D., Forty, R., Frei, C., Gao, R., Gys, T., Harnew, N., Piedigrossi, D., and Van Dijk, M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors, and Associated Equipment
Publisher:Elsevier B.V.
ISSN:0168-9002
ISSN (Online):1872-9576

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