Sep 12 – 17, 2021
University of Birmingham
Europe/London timezone

The coordinate sensitive detector based on the MA-20 multianode PMT with high space and time resolution

Sep 16, 2021, 8:01 AM
Teaching and Learning Building (University of Birmingham)

Teaching and Learning Building

University of Birmingham

Edgbaston Campus University of Birmingham B15 2TT UK
poster Position Sensitive Fast Timing Detectors Poster Session 4 (Position Sensitive Fast Timing Detectors)


Valeri Brekhovskikh (Institute for High Energy Physics of NRC Kurchatov Institute (R)


The work is dedicated to the discussion of the possibility of creating a position-sensitive detector
with both high coordinate reconstruction and time resolution. The work is presented the simulation
results and the experimentally obtained data for a prototype detector on the basis of
a multianode PMT MA-20 and a linear assembly of scintillating crystal or plastic strips.

The multianode position-sensitive PMT MA-20 has a semitransparent bi-alkaline photocathode
with the size of the sensitive area of $10 \times 200\ mm ^2$, 20 evaporated type bi-alkaline
dynodes of the same length and 20 separate anodes.

An assembly of scintillating strips made of GSO (gadolinium orthosilicate) crystals
with an element size of $3 \times 10 \times 50\ mm^3$, or of BGO (bismuth germanate)
crystals with an element size of $5 \times 15 \times 40\ mm^3$ also, and finally
set of plates made of a plastic scintillator
were used for experimental measurement of a coordinate resolution of the detector
prototype. Coordinate resolution was determined by the position of the center
of gravity of charges from neighboring dynodes.

The use of a multi-anode photomultiplier in combination with the array of crystal or plastic scintillators allows one to get the detector with a high performance in both
spatial and time resolution and also a low level of intrinsic noise in comparison,
for example, with silicon PMT’s. An ideal resolution simulation was performed for
a system consisting of a one-dimensional array of scintillation strips.
The experimental dependencies of the signal value versus position of optical
fiber with a diameter of 1 mm on the photocathode of the 20 anode PMT were also
measured. As a result of
processing the collected data, space resolution was obtained
at level of $\pm 0.7\ mm$, with a time resolution of
around $\pm 1.0\ ns $.

Title Dr
Nationality Russian
Your name Valery
Institute NRC “Kurchatov Institute” – IHEP

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