The VSiPMT project

Barbato, F. C. T. and Barbarino, G. and Campajola, L. and de Asmundis, R. and De Rosa, G. and Di Capua, F. and Migliozzi, P. and Mollo, C. M. and Vivolo, D. (2016) The VSiPMT project. Il nuovo cimento C, 39 (1). pp. 1-5. ISSN 1826-9885

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Photon detection is a key factor to study many physical processes in several areas of fundamental physics research. Focusing the attention on photodetectors for particle astrophysics, the future experiments aimed at the study of very high-energy or extremely rare phenomena (e.g. dark matter, proton decay, neutrinos from astrophysical sources) will require additional improvements in linearity, gain, quantum efficiency and single photon counting capability. To meet the requirements of this class of experiments, we propose a new design for a modern hybrid photodetector: the VSiPMT (Vacuum Silicon PhotoMultiplier Tube). The idea is to replace the classical dynode chain of a PMT with a SiPM, which therefore acts as an electron detector and amplifier. The aim is to match the large sensitive area of a photocathode with the performances of the SiPM technology. We now present the preliminary study we are performing to realize a 3-inches VSiPMT prototype.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 530 Fisica
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2020 19:53
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2020 19:53

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