Development of multi-pixel photon counters

S. Gomi, M. Taguchi, H. Hano, S. Itoh, T. Kubota, X. Maeda, Y. Mazuka, H. Otono, E. Sano, Y. Sudo, T. Tsubokawa, M. Yamaoka, H. Yamazaki, S. Uozumi, T. Yoshioka, T. Lijima, K. Kawagoe, S. H. Kim, T. Matsumura, K. MiyabayashiT. Murakami, T. Nakadaira, T. Nakaya, T. Shinkawa, T. Takeshita, M. Yokoyama, K. Yoshimura

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Abstract

The multi-pixel photon counter (MPPC) is a newly developed photodetector with an excellent photon counting capability. It also has many attractive features such as small size, high gain, low operation voltage and power consumption, and capability of operating in magnetic fields and in room temperature. The basic performance of samples has been measured. A gain of ∼106 is achieved with a noise rate less than 500 kHz with 1 p.e. threshold, and cross-talk probability of less than 40% at room temperature. The photon detection efficiency for green light is twice or more that of the photomultiplier tubes. It is found that the basic performance of the MPPC is satisfactory for use in real experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2006 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium - Conference Record
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1105-1111
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)1424405610, 9781424405619
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event2006 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium, Medical Imaging Conference and 15th International Workshop on Room-Temperature Semiconductor X- and Gamma-Ray Detectors, Special Focus Workshops, NSS/MIC/RTSD - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Oct 29 2006Nov 4 2006

Publication series

NameIEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record
Volume2
ISSN (Print)1095-7863

Other

Other2006 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium, Medical Imaging Conference and 15th International Workshop on Room-Temperature Semiconductor X- and Gamma-Ray Detectors, Special Focus Workshops, NSS/MIC/RTSD
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period10/29/0611/4/06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Gomi, S., Taguchi, M., Hano, H., Itoh, S., Kubota, T., Maeda, X., Mazuka, Y., Otono, H., Sano, E., Sudo, Y., Tsubokawa, T., Yamaoka, M., Yamazaki, H., Uozumi, S., Yoshioka, T., Lijima, T., Kawagoe, K., Kim, S. H., Matsumura, T., ... Yoshimura, K. (2006). Development of multi-pixel photon counters. In 2006 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium - Conference Record (pp. 1105-1111). [4179194] (IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record; Vol. 2). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/NSSMIC.2006.356040