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Ultrafast Inorganic Crystals with Mass Production Capability for Future High-Rate Experiments


Future HEP experiments present stringent challenges to inorganic scintillators in both fast timing response and radiation tolerance. This paper reports recent progress in developing ultrafast inorganic scintillators with sub-ns decay time for future precision timing detectors and high-rate experiments. Performance of fast and ultrafast crystals with mass production capability are compared to CsI crystals which are used for the Mu2e calorimeter. Examples are LYSO:Ce, BaF₂ and BaF₂:Y, which are considered for Mu2e-II. Crystal radiation hardness against gamma-rays and hadrons is reported. Current status and development effort for the BaF₂:Y crystals are discussed.

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Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0). This work is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of High Energy Physics program under Award Number DE-SC0011925.

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