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R&D on CsI-TGEM based photodetector

5 May 2010, 09:00
Oustau Calendal Conference Center

Oustau Calendal Conference Center

Cassis, France
Oral presentation Photon detection for Cherenkov counters Photon detection for Cherenkov Counters - gaseous devices


Dr Vladimir Peskov (CERN, Geneva (Switzerland) and UNAM Mexico)


R&D on CsI-TGEM based photodetector V. Peskov for the ALICE collaboration The Very High Momentum PID (VHMPID) detector proposed for the ALICE upgrade is a focusing RICH using C4F10 gaseous radiator. For the detection of Cherenkov photons, one of the options currently under investigation is to use a CsI coated Triple-Thick-GEM (CsI-TTGEM). Extensive laboratory studies have been carried out to fully characterize this detector, showing a gain larger than 105 in Ne+10%CH4 and a quantum efficiency of 30% at 170 nm. We will present results from the laboratory studies and also first results of beam tests of a RICH detector consisting of a CaF2 radiator coupled to CsI-TTGEM equipped with a 10x10cm2 pad readout plane and GASSIPLEX-based front-end electronics. With such a prototype the detection of Cherenkov photons has been achieved for the first time, and simultaneously to MIPs, in a stable operation mode.
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Dr Vladimir Peskov (CERN, Geneva (Switzerland) and UNAM Mexico)

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