We have investigated the performance of a few silicon photomultipliers to readout inorganic scintillators operated at cryogenic temperatures. Such detectors, that would need to operate close to liquid helium (LHe) temperatures and in a magnetic field of a few Tesla, have been proposed by our group as a way to build an active polarized target to be used for neutrino physics, for the search of axions and CP violation, as suggested by some theoretical papers. In the present work we investigate in some details the performance of a few different silicon photomultipliers produced by Hamamatsu and Advansid down to liquid helium temperature, to verify the temperature range of usability of these devices and their performance at cryogenic temperatures.
|Titolo:||Operation of silicon photomultipliers at liquid helium temperature|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Tipologia:||4.1 Contributo in Atti di convegno|