Production of Scintillating Fiber Modules for high resolution tracking devices

Jun 5, 2014, 5:10 PM
Keurzaal (Beurs van Berlage)


Beurs van Berlage

Oral Experiments: 2a) Experiments & Upgrades II.a Experiments & Upgrades


Thomas Kirn (Rheinisch-Westfaelische Tech. Hoch. (DE))


In high energy physics experiments tracking detectors consisting of scintillating fibers readout by linear arrays of silicon photomultipliers have become a competitive alternative to silicon strip detectors. The modules produced at the I$^{st}$ Physics Institute of RWTH Aachen University are made out of ribbons of 0.25~mm diameter scintillating fibers. Ribbons with different amounts of layers and with lengths between 0.3~m and 3.0~m have been produced. A spatial resolution of 0.05 mm was achieved with prototypes and experiments (e.g. PERDaix) using these scintillating fiber modules as tracking detectors. The established process of the scintillating fiber module production and quality control measurements will be presented in detail.

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Thomas Kirn (Rheinisch-Westfaelische Tech. Hoch. (DE))


Arndt Schultz von Dratzig (RWTH Aachen) Georg Schwering (Rheinisch-Westfaelische Tech. Hoch. (DE)) Michael Wlochal (Rheinisch-Westfaelische Tech. Hoch. (DE)) Roman Greim (RWTH Aachen) Stefan Schael (Rheinisch-Westfaelische Tech. Hoch. (DE)) Tobias Marcus Schateikis (Rheinisch-Westfaelische Tech. Hoch. (DE)) Waclaw Karpinski (Rheinisch-Westfaelische Tech. Hoch. (DE))

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