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Title: The Next Generation of Photo-Detectors for Particle Astrophysics

We advocate support of research aimed at developing alternatives to the photomultiplier tube for photon detection in large astroparticle experiments such as gamma-ray and neutrino astronomy, and direct dark matter detectors. Specifically, we discuss the development of large area photocathode microchannel plate photomultipliers and silicon photomultipliers. Both technologies have the potential to exhibit improved photon detection efficiency compared to existing glass vacuum photomultiplier tubes.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1155699
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-PUB-09-664-E
arXiv eprint number arXiv:0904.3565
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Research Org:
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English