Simeone Dussoni (I)
The FOXFIRE project aims at the realization of a Liquid Xenon TPC devoted to high rate medium energy particle physics experiments. Liquid Xenon has several attractive properties to be exploited in the detection of particles in the 10-100MeV energy range with superior time and energy resolution, by using the scintillation light read out with suitable photo-detectors. A complementary approach with a TPC readout scheme can improve the spacial resolution to a level of a few hundred microns. We are studying both the feasibility of a light readout by means of Silicon PhotoMultipliers optimized for the Xenon emission spectrum as well as on an innovative micro-machined device capable of charge multiplication in liquid phase. The whole system will be equipped with a readout electronics capable of online reconstruction of events in order to release trigger decisions as well as to deal with multi-hit events, allowing the detector to sustain a high rate of interactions. Preliminary measurements on single parts of the instrument are presented.
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