Tests of a silicon photomultiplier module for detection of Cherenkov photons

R. Dolenec, H. Chagani, S. Korpar, P. Krian, R. Pestotnik, A. Stanovnik

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Silicon photomultipliers, whose main advantage over conventional photomultiplier tubes is the operation in high magnetic fields, have been considered as position sensitive, single photon detectors in a proximity focusing RICH with aerogel radiator. A module, consisting of 64 (8×8) Hamamatsu MPPC S10362-11-100P silicon photomultipliers, has been constructed and tested with Cherenkov photons emitted in an aerogel radiator by 120 GeV/c pions from the CERN T4-H6 beam. In order to increase the efficiency, i.e. the effective surface on which light is detected, the potential of using light guides has been investigated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)398-402
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2 2011

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We thank CERN for hospitality during the beam test, and Harris Kagan of Ohio State University for sharing his test beam period with us. This work was supported in part by the Slovenian Research Agency under Grants nos. J1-9840 and J1-9339 .

Copyright 2011 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.


  • Light guides
  • Ring imaging Cherenkov detector
  • Silica aerogel radiator
  • Silicon photomultiplier


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