The next generation of photo-detector 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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- Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)
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- 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; ASTRONOMY; ASTROPHYSICS; DETECTION; EFFICIENCY; GLASS; NEUTRINOS; NONLUMINOUS MATTER; PHOTOCATHODES; PHOTOMULTIPLIERS; PHOTONS; PLATES; SILICON; PHOTODETECTORS
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