Feb 18 – 22, 2019
Vienna University of Technology
Europe/Vienna timezone

The performances of photomultiplier tube of WCDA++ in LHAASO experiment

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Vienna University of Technology

Vienna University of Technology

Gusshausstraße 27-29, 1040 Wien
Board: 41
Poster Cherenkov Detectors Poster Session B


Ms Hengying Zhang (Shandong University)


In order to extend the dynamic range of Water Cherenkov Detector Array (WCDA) in Larger High Altitude Air Shower Observatory (LHAASO), another 1.5-inch photomultiplier tube (PMT) is placed aside the 8–inch PMT in each cell of WCDA. All these 1.5-inch PMTs, total 900, consist of the WCDA++ system. The performances of these 1.5-inch PMTs, with special designed di-output voltage divider, are test by using the PMT test system of Shandong University. Especially, the working voltage and signal width effect on the dynamic range of these PMTs is studied. The results show that: the dynamic range, within 5% charge non-linearity under signal width of 5.5ns, is up to 200 kPEs (PhotoElectrons); the dark noise count rate is less than 200Hz under the 1mV threshold at PMT gain of 2e+05 ; the transit time spread (TTS) is less than 4ns. 3 adjacent PMTs’ working voltage are difference within 2V , and can share one high voltage power supply. These results confirmed that PMT performance meet the WCDA++ requirements.

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Ms Hengying Zhang (Shandong University)


Ms Yanhong Yu (Shandong University) Mr Dong Liu (Shandong University) Mr Cheng Liu (Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences ) Prof. Cunfeng Feng (Shandong University)

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