A time-of-flight detector based on silicon avalanche diodes

Joseph A. Hauger, Y. Choi, A. S. Hirsch, R. P. Scharenberg, B. C. Stringfellow, M. L. Tincknell, N. T. Porile, G. Rai, J. Garbarino, R. J. McIntyre

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Abstract

We have investigated reach-through silicon avalanche diodes (AVDs) as time of flight detectors for nuclear and particle physics experiments. The signal is initiated by a minimum ionizing charged particle passing directly through the AVD. We have studied the effect of pulse amplitude and noise characteristics on timing using β- particles. The time resolution of four AVDs has been measured with a range of standard deviations, σ = 65-87 ps. This time resolution is comparable to the best available with the conventional alternative, a plastic scintillator and photomultiplier tube. Further optimization of the AVD results appears possible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)362-369
Number of pages8
JournalNuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, A
Volume337
Issue number2-3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994
Externally publishedYes

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Charged particles
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standard deviation
charged particles
plastics
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Hauger, J. A., Choi, Y., Hirsch, A. S., Scharenberg, R. P., Stringfellow, B. C., Tincknell, M. L., ... McIntyre, R. J. (1994). A time-of-flight detector based on silicon avalanche diodes. Nuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, A, 337(2-3), 362-369. https://doi.org/10.1016/0168-9002(94)91104-5

A time-of-flight detector based on silicon avalanche diodes. / Hauger, Joseph A.; Choi, Y.; Hirsch, A. S.; Scharenberg, R. P.; Stringfellow, B. C.; Tincknell, M. L.; Porile, N. T.; Rai, G.; Garbarino, J.; McIntyre, R. J.

In: Nuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, A, Vol. 337, No. 2-3, 01.01.1994, p. 362-369.

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Hauger, JA, Choi, Y, Hirsch, AS, Scharenberg, RP, Stringfellow, BC, Tincknell, ML, Porile, NT, Rai, G, Garbarino, J & McIntyre, RJ 1994, 'A time-of-flight detector based on silicon avalanche diodes', Nuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, A, vol. 337, no. 2-3, pp. 362-369. https://doi.org/10.1016/0168-9002(94)91104-5
Hauger JA, Choi Y, Hirsch AS, Scharenberg RP, Stringfellow BC, Tincknell ML et al. A time-of-flight detector based on silicon avalanche diodes. Nuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, A. 1994 Jan 1;337(2-3):362-369. https://doi.org/10.1016/0168-9002(94)91104-5
Hauger, Joseph A. ; Choi, Y. ; Hirsch, A. S. ; Scharenberg, R. P. ; Stringfellow, B. C. ; Tincknell, M. L. ; Porile, N. T. ; Rai, G. ; Garbarino, J. ; McIntyre, R. J. / A time-of-flight detector based on silicon avalanche diodes. In: Nuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, A. 1994 ; Vol. 337, No. 2-3. pp. 362-369.
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