Micro-channel plate photon detector studies for the TORCH detector

The Time Of internally Reflected Cherenkov light (TORCH) detector is under development. Charged particle tracks passing through a 1 cm plate of quartz will generate the Cherenkov photons, and their arrival will be timed by an array of micro-channel plate photon detectors. As part of the TORCH R&D studies, commercial and custom-made micro-channel plate detectors are being characterized. The final photon detectors for this application are being produced in a three-phase program in collaboration with industry. Custom-made single-channel devices with extended lifetime have been manufactured and their performance is being systematically investigated in the laboratory. Optical studies for the preparation of beam and laboratory tests of a TORCH prototype are also underway. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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Nuclear Instruments and Methods In Physics, Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 787, 197-202
Amsterdam, Elsevier Science Bv

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