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Testing of cryogenic photomultiplier tubes for the MicroBooNE experiment

Briese, T. and Bugel, L. and Conrad, J. M. and Fournier, M. and Ignarra, C. and Jones, B. J. P. and Katori, T. and Navarrete-Perez, R. and Nienaber, P. and McDonald, T. and Musolf, B. and Prakash, A. and Shockley, E. and Smidt, T. and Swanson, K. and Toups, M. (2013) Testing of cryogenic photomultiplier tubes for the MicroBooNE experiment. Journal of Instrumentation, 2013 (8). Art. No. T07005. ISSN 1748-0221.

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The MicroBooNE detector, to be located on axis in the Booster Neutrino Beamline (BNB) at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab), consists of two main components: a large liquid argon time projection chamber (LArTPC), and a light collection system. Thirty-two 8-inch diameter Hamamatsu R5912-02mod cryogenic photomultiplier tubes (PMTs) will detect the scintillation light generated in the liquid argon (LAr). This article first describes the MicroBooNE PMT performance test procedures, including how the light collection system functions in the detector, and the design of the PMT base. The design of the cryogenic test stand is then discussed, and finally the results of the cryogenic tests are reported.

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Additional Information:© 2013 IOP Publishing Ltd and Sissa Medialab srl. Received 19 June 2013, accepted for publication 19 June 2013. The authors thank the National Science Foundation (NSF-PHY-0847843 and PHY-1000214) for financial support. We thank Yi Chen of the Brookhaven National Laboratory for sharing the fit code, and Stephen Pordes, Linda Bagby, Sten Hansen, Cary Kendziora, William Miner, Kelly Hardin, and Nathan Bremer of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory for helping to build the system. We also thank to Flavio Cavanna, Steven Linden, and Vasilli Papavassiliou for their careful readings of this manuscript.
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Subject Keywords:Photon detectors for UV, visible and IR photons (vacuum) (photomultipliers, HPDs, others); Neutrino detectors
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Official Citation:Testing of cryogenic photomultiplier tubes for the MicroBooNE experiment T Briese et al 2013 JINST 8 T07005
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:17 Sep 2013 23:16
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