Systematic studies of micro-channel plate PMTs

A. Lehmann, A. Britting, E. Cowie, V. Kh. Dodokhof, M. Dueren, D. Dutta, W. Eyrich, K. Foehl, D. I. Glazier, A. Hayrapetyan, M. Hoek, R. Hohler, R. Kaiser, T. Keri, P. Koch, B. Kroeck, D. Lehmann, J. Marton, O. Merle, R. MontgomeryK. Peters, S. Reinicke, G. Rosner, B. Roy, G. Schepers, L. Schmitt, C. Schwarz, J. Schwiening, B. Seitz, C. Sfientie, K. Suzuki, F. Uhlig, A. S. Vodopianov, D. P. Watts, W. Yu

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DIRC Cherenkov detectors will be the main devices for pi/K separation at the PANDA experiment at FAIR. Due to their advantageous properties in terms of time resolution and especially inside magnetic fields micro-channel plate photo multipliers (MCP-PMTs) are very attractive sensor candidates. In this paper we present the investigation of several types of multi-anode MCP-PMTs. The darkcount rate, the behavior inside a magnetic field of up to 2T, the time resolution, the gain homogeneity and crosstalk of multi-pixel MCP-PMTs were found to be well suitable for the PANDA requirements. Even the rate capability of the latest models from Burle-Photonis and Hamamatsu is satisfactory. Although a big step forward was accomplished with these recently available MCP-PMTs, the lifetime is still not sufficient for the photon densities expected for the PANDA DIRCs. (C) 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)144-147
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 21 May 2011

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