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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 replacements. 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. Here, 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.
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Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
NA0003180; NA0000979
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Instrumentation
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 13; Journal Issue: 03; Journal ID: ISSN 1748-0221
Institute of Physics (IOP)
Research Org:
Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States). Nuclear Science and Security Consortium; Univ. of California, Davis, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation (NA-20)
Country of Publication:
United States
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; Photon detectors for UV; visible and IR photons (solid-state); Time projection Chambers (TPC); Detector modelling and simulations II; 47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION
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OSTI ID: 1405176