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A PMT-Block test bench

Abstract

The front-end electronics of the ATLAS hadronic calorimeter (Tile Cal) is housed in a unit, called PMT-Block. The PMT-Block is a compact instrument comprising a light mixer, a PMT together with its divider and a 3-in-1 card, which provides shaping, amplification and integration for the signals. This instrument needs to be qualified before being assembled on the detector. A PMT-Block test bench has been developed for this purpose. This test bench is a system which allows fast, albeit accurate enough, measurements of the main properties of a complete PMT-Block. The system, both hardware and software, and the protocol used for the PMT-Blocks characterization are described in detail in this report. The results obtained in the test of about 10 000 PMT-Blocks needed for the instrumentation of the ATLAS (LHC-CERN) hadronic Tile Calorimeter are also reported.
Authors:
Adragna, P; [1]  Universita degli studi di Siena, via Roma 56, 53100 Siena (Italy)]; Antonaki, A; [2]  National Capodistrian University of Athens, 30 Panepistimiou st., Athens 10679 (Greece)] (and others)
  1. Dipartimento di Fisica 'E.Fermi', Universita di Pisa and Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Pisa, Largo B. Pontecorvo 3, Pisa 56127 (Italy)
  2. Institute of Accelerating Systems and Applications, P.O. Box 17214, Athens 10024 (Greece)
Publication Date:
Aug 01, 2006
Product Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A, Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment; Journal Volume: 564; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2006.03.045; PII: S0168-9002(06)00604-8; Copyright (c) 2006 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; AMPLIFICATION; CERN; CERN LHC; COMPUTER CODES; HADRONS; SHOWER COUNTERS; SIGNALS
OSTI ID:
20867398
Country of Origin:
Netherlands
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 0168-9002; NIMAER; TRN: NL07R5569035123
Submitting Site:
NLN
Size:
page(s) 597-607
Announcement Date:
May 24, 2007

Citation Formats

Adragna, P, Universita degli studi di Siena, via Roma 56, 53100 Siena (Italy)], Antonaki, A, and National Capodistrian University of Athens, 30 Panepistimiou st., Athens 10679 (Greece)] (and others). A PMT-Block test bench. Netherlands: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1016/j.nima.2006.03.045.
Adragna, P, Universita degli studi di Siena, via Roma 56, 53100 Siena (Italy)], Antonaki, A, & National Capodistrian University of Athens, 30 Panepistimiou st., Athens 10679 (Greece)] (and others). A PMT-Block test bench. Netherlands. doi:10.1016/j.nima.2006.03.045.
Adragna, P, Universita degli studi di Siena, via Roma 56, 53100 Siena (Italy)], Antonaki, A, and National Capodistrian University of Athens, 30 Panepistimiou st., Athens 10679 (Greece)] (and others). 2006. "A PMT-Block test bench." Netherlands. doi:10.1016/j.nima.2006.03.045. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10.1016/j.nima.2006.03.045.
@misc{etde_20867398,
title = {A PMT-Block test bench}
author = {Adragna, P, Universita degli studi di Siena, via Roma 56, 53100 Siena (Italy)], Antonaki, A, and National Capodistrian University of Athens, 30 Panepistimiou st., Athens 10679 (Greece)] (and others)}
abstractNote = {The front-end electronics of the ATLAS hadronic calorimeter (Tile Cal) is housed in a unit, called PMT-Block. The PMT-Block is a compact instrument comprising a light mixer, a PMT together with its divider and a 3-in-1 card, which provides shaping, amplification and integration for the signals. This instrument needs to be qualified before being assembled on the detector. A PMT-Block test bench has been developed for this purpose. This test bench is a system which allows fast, albeit accurate enough, measurements of the main properties of a complete PMT-Block. The system, both hardware and software, and the protocol used for the PMT-Blocks characterization are described in detail in this report. The results obtained in the test of about 10 000 PMT-Blocks needed for the instrumentation of the ATLAS (LHC-CERN) hadronic Tile Calorimeter are also reported.}
doi = {10.1016/j.nima.2006.03.045}
journal = {Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A, Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment}
issue = {1}
volume = {564}
place = {Netherlands}
year = {2006}
month = {Aug}
}