Silicon photomultipliers as a readout system for scintillating calorimeters

Berra, Alessandro (2010) Silicon photomultipliers as a readout system for scintillating calorimeters. Il nuovo cimento C, 33 (6). pp. 239-241. ISSN 1826-9885

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In recent years silicon photomultipliers (SiPMs) have been proposed as a new readout system for scintillation detectors; these devices are characterized by a low bias voltage, a small dimension and the insensitivity to magnetic fields, making them a suitable alternative to the photomultiplier tubes (PMTs) in many experimental situations. The performances of FBK-irst SiPMs have been evaluated in different testbeams performed at CERN. The first setup consists of amplified SiPMs, characterized in terms of signal-to-noise ratio, efficiency and time response when connected to a tracker/calorimeter composed of plastic scintillator bars. In the second setup the performances of non-amplified SiPMs have been evaluated in terms of linearity and energy resolution when connected to two scintillator-lead shashlik calorimeters.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Scintillation detectors ; Solid-state detectors ; Calorimeters
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 530 Fisica
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2020 14:04
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2020 14:04

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