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Instruments 2018, 2(1), 3; https://doi.org/10.3390/instruments2010003

ArCLight—A Compact Dielectric Large-Area Photon Detector

Laboratory for High Energy Physics, Albert Einstein Center for Fundamental Physics, Universität Bern, 3012 Bern, Switzerland
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Received: 1 December 2017 / Revised: 29 January 2018 / Accepted: 2 February 2018 / Published: 6 February 2018
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Abstract

ArgonCube Light readout system (ArCLight) is a novel device for detecting scintillation light over large areas with Photon Detection Efficiency (PDE) of the order of a few percent. Its robust technological design allows for efficient use in large-volume particle detectors, such as Liquid Argon Time Projection Chambers (LArTPCs) or liquid scintillator detectors. Due to its dielectric structure it can be placed inside volumes with high electric field. It could potentially replace vacuum PhotoMultiplier Tubes (PMTs) in applications where high PDE is not required. The photon detection efficiency for a 10 × 10 cm2 detector prototype was measured to be in the range of 0.8% to 2.2% across the active area. View Full-Text
Keywords: scintillation; liquid argon; photo-detectors scintillation; liquid argon; photo-detectors
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Auger, M.; Chen, Y.; Ereditato, A.; Goeldi, D.; Kreslo, I.; Lorca, D.; Luethi, M.; Mettler, T.; Sinclair, J.; Weber, M. ArCLight—A Compact Dielectric Large-Area Photon Detector. Instruments 2018, 2, 3.

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