May 24 – 28, 2021
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Strong light yield enhancement in oriented crystalline media for homogeneous calorimetry

May 25, 2021, 5:00 AM
Poster Sensors: Light-based detectors Sensor Posters: Light-based Detectors


Mattia Soldani (Università degli Studi dell'Insubria & INFN Milano Bicocca)


Scintillating homogeneous detectors represent the state of the art in electromagnetic calorimetry. Moreover, the currently neglected crystalline nature of the most common inorganic scintillators can be exploited to achieve an outstanding performance boost in terms of compactness and energy resolution. In fact, it was recently demostrated by the AXIAL/ELIOT experiments that a strong reduction in the radiation length inside PbWO$_4$, and a subsequent enhancement in the scintillation light emitted per unit thickness, are attained when the incident particle trajectory is aligned with a crystal axis within $\sim 0.1^{\circ}$. This remarkable effect has been directly observed at CERN with a $120~$GeV/$c$ electron beam and a custom, SiPM-based light readout system. The same concept can be applied to full-scale detectors that would feature a design significantly more compact than currently achievable and unparalleled resolution in the range of interest for present and future experiments.

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Mattia Soldani (Università degli Studi dell'Insubria & INFN Milano Bicocca)


Alessia Selmi (Università dell'Insubria) Alexei Sytov (Universita e INFN, Ferrara (IT)) Dr Andrea Mazzolari (INFN) Ms Claudia Brizzolari (Università degli Studi dell'Insubria) Davide De Salvador (Universita e INFN (IT)) Erik Vallazza (INFN Sezione di Milano Bicocca) Evgenii Lutsenko (Universita & INFN, Milano-Bicocca (IT)) Federico Ronchetti (Università dell'Insubria) Laura Bandiera (Universita e INFN, Ferrara (IT)) Luca Bomben (Università dell'Insubria) Marco Romagnoni (Universita e INFN, Ferrara (IT)) Michela Prest (Universita & INFN, Milano-Bicocca (IT)) Riccardo Camattari (Universita e INFN, Ferrara (IT)) Tais Maiolino (Universita e INFN, Ferrara (IT)) Valerio Mascagna (Universita & INFN, Milano-Bicocca (IT)) Vincenzo Guidi (Universita e INFN, Ferrara (IT))

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