Photon detection systems for modern cherenkov detectors

Seitz, B. , Britting, A., Cowie, E. , Eyrich, W., Hoek, M., Keri, T., Lehmann, A., Montgomery, R. and Uhlig, F. (2012) Photon detection systems for modern cherenkov detectors. Physics Procedia, 37, pp. 796-799. (doi: 10.1016/j.phpro.2012.02.425)

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Modern experiments in hadronic physics require detector systems capable of identifying and reconstructing all final– state particle and their momentum vectors. The PANDA experiment at FAIR and the CLAS 12 experiment and Je ¯ fferson Laboratory both plan to use imaging Cherenkov counters for particle identification. CLAS 12 will feature a Ring Imaging CHerenkov counter (RICH), while PANDA plans to construct Cherenkov counters relying on the Detections of ¯ Internally Reflected Cherenkov light (DIRC). These detectors require high–rate, single–photon capable light detection systems with sufficient granularity and position resolution. Several candidate systems are available, ranging from multi–anode photomultiplier tubes to micro–channel plate systems to silicon photomultipliers. Each of these detection solutions has particular advantages and disadvantages. Detailed studies of the rate dependence, cross–talk, time–resolution and position resolution fro a range of commercially available photon detection solutions are presented and evaluated on their applicability to thePANDA and CLAS12 ¯Cherenkov counters.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hoek, Mr Matthias and Keri, Dr Tibor and Montgomery, Dr Rachel and Seitz, Dr Bjoern and Cowie, Dr Euan
Authors: Seitz, B., Britting, A., Cowie, E., Eyrich, W., Hoek, M., Keri, T., Lehmann, A., Montgomery, R., and Uhlig, F.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physics Procedia
Publisher:Elsevier B.V.

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