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Title: On the evaluation of silicon photomultipliers for use as photosensors in liquid xenon detectors

Silicon photomultipliers (SiPMs) are potential solid-state alternatives to traditional photomultiplier tubes (PMTs) for single-photon detection. In this paper, we report on evaluating SensL MicroFC-10035-SMT SiPMs for their suitability as PMT alternatives. The devices were successfully operated in a liquid-xenon detector, which demonstrates that SiPMs can be used in noble element time projection chambers as photosensors. The devices were also cooled down to 170 K to observe dark count dependence on temperature. No dependencies on the direction of an applied 3.2 kV/cm electric field were observed with respect to dark-count rate, gain, or photon detection efficiency.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [1]
  1. Univ. of California, Davis, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
NA0000979
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Instrumentation
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 13; Journal Issue: 03; Conference: LIDINE 2017: LIght Detection In Noble Elements, SLAC National Laboratory, 9/22-17-9/24/17; Journal ID: ISSN 1748-0221
Publisher:
Institute of Physics (IOP)
Research Org:
Univ. of California, Davis, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION
OSTI Identifier:
1431019