14-16 September 2015
University "La Sapienza", Physics Department
Europe/Rome timezone

The VSIPMT project

15 Sep 2015, 11:20
Aula Careri, 1st floor (University "La Sapienza", Physics Department)

Aula Careri, 1st floor

University "La Sapienza", Physics Department

Piazzale Aldo Moro, 2 - 00185 Roma - Italy


Francesco Di Capua (INFN)


The VSiPMT (Vacuum Silicon PhotoMultiplier Tube) is an innovative design for a revolutionary hybrid photodetector. The idea, born with the purpose to use a SiPM for large detection volumes, consists in replacing the classical dynode chain with a SiPM. In this configuration, we match the large sensitive area of a photocathode with the performances of the SiPM technology, which therefore acts like an electron detector and so like a current amplifier. The excellent photon counting capability, fast response, low power consumption and great stability are among the most attractive features of the VSiPMT. We now present the results of a full characterization of the VSiPMT industrial prototypes with their pro and contra and the preliminary tests we are performing to improve the VSiPMT features and the progress in the realization of a 2-inches and 3-inches VSiPMT prototype

Primary author


Carlos Maximiliano Mollo (INFN) Daniele Vivolo Dr Felicia Barbato (Napoli University) Prof. Giancarlo Barbarino (Napoli University) Dr Gianfranca De Rosa (Napoli University) Dr Luigi Campajola (Napoli University) Pasquale Migliozzi (INFN - Napoli) Riccardo De Asmundis (Universita e INFN (IT))

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