Oct 16 – 20, 2016
Europe/Zurich timezone

VUV-sensitive MPPCs for liquid xenon detector in MEG II experiment

Oct 18, 2016, 5:43 PM
1m

Speaker

Mr Shinji Ogawa (The University of Tokyo)

Description

The MEG II experiment is an upgrade of the MEG experiment to search for the charged lepton flavor violating decay of muon, $\mu^+ \rightarrow e^+ \gamma $. The performance of the liquid xenon (LXe) γ-ray detector will be greatly improved with a highly granular scintillation readout realized by replacing 216 photomultiplier tubes (PMTs) on the γ-ray entrance face with 4092 Mult i-Pixel Photon Counters (MPPCs). For this purpose, we have developed a new t ype of large area MPPC which is sensitive to the LXe scintillation light in vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) range, in collaboration with Hamamatsu Photonics K. K. This MPPC is a discrete array of four $6 \times 6 \, \mathrm{mm^2}$ chip, and a sufficiently short time constant for a single photoelectron waveform  is achieved by connecting them in series. An excellent performance of MPP C has been confirmed in our test including high photon detection efficiency (> 15%) for LXe scintillation light. In this presentation, the performance o f our VUV-sensitive MPPC obtained from these tests will be reported.

Primary author

Mr Shinji Ogawa (The University of Tokyo)

Presentation materials