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Title: Development of silicon photomultipliers and their applications to GlueX calorimetry

Abstract

The GlueX experiment is a photoproduction experiment in Hall D at Jefferson Lab that is being commissioned for use with the new 12 GeV accelerator. The purpose of the experiment is to search for Hybrid mesons, which are mesons with quark and gluon degrees of freedom. The barrel calorimeter of GlueX is instrumented with 4000 large-area (1.2 × 1.2 cm{sup 2}) silicon photomultipliers (SiPMs). These photon sensors have properties similar to vacuum photomultipliers, but are unaffected by high magnetic fields. In our experiment they operate in magnetic fields exceeding 1T. After extensive tests with a variety of sensors, we chose the S12045(X) custom SiPM arrays manufactured by Hamamatsu Corporation, also known as multi-pixel photon counters (MPPCs). We will give an overview of this new technology as well as the experience gained during two commissioning periods with beam.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Jefferson Lab, Newport News, VA 23606 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22608516
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1753; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: Latin American symposium on nuclear physics and applications, Medellin (Colombia), 30 Nov - 4 Dec 2015; Other Information: (c) 2016 Author(s); Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; BEAMS; CALORIMETRY; CEBAF ACCELERATOR; DEGREES OF FREEDOM; GAIN; GEV RANGE 10-100; GLUONS; MAGNETIC FIELDS; MESONS; PHOTOMULTIPLIERS; PHOTONS; PHOTOPRODUCTION; QUARKS; SENSORS; SILICON; FUNDAMENTAL INTERACTIONS

Citation Formats

Smith, Elton S., E-mail: elton@jlab.org. Development of silicon photomultipliers and their applications to GlueX calorimetry. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4955369.
Smith, Elton S., E-mail: elton@jlab.org. Development of silicon photomultipliers and their applications to GlueX calorimetry. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4955369.
Smith, Elton S., E-mail: elton@jlab.org. Thu . "Development of silicon photomultipliers and their applications to GlueX calorimetry". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4955369.
@article{osti_22608516,
title = {Development of silicon photomultipliers and their applications to GlueX calorimetry},
author = {Smith, Elton S., E-mail: elton@jlab.org},
abstractNote = {The GlueX experiment is a photoproduction experiment in Hall D at Jefferson Lab that is being commissioned for use with the new 12 GeV accelerator. The purpose of the experiment is to search for Hybrid mesons, which are mesons with quark and gluon degrees of freedom. The barrel calorimeter of GlueX is instrumented with 4000 large-area (1.2 × 1.2 cm{sup 2}) silicon photomultipliers (SiPMs). These photon sensors have properties similar to vacuum photomultipliers, but are unaffected by high magnetic fields. In our experiment they operate in magnetic fields exceeding 1T. After extensive tests with a variety of sensors, we chose the S12045(X) custom SiPM arrays manufactured by Hamamatsu Corporation, also known as multi-pixel photon counters (MPPCs). We will give an overview of this new technology as well as the experience gained during two commissioning periods with beam.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4955369},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
number = 1,
volume = 1753,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Jul 07 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Thu Jul 07 00:00:00 EDT 2016}
}