Author

Dilip Amladi

Publication Date

1994

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Hedin, David

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Physics

LCSH

Photons||Ionization||Diodes, Avalanche||Scintillators

Abstract

I describe the design and experimental results of a test of photon detection using scintillating fibers and avalanche photodiodes (APDs). We measured the properties of an S2383 avalanche photodiode for possible use in conjunction with a 1 -mm-diameter scintillating fiber as a tracking detector. The quantities measured were the gain and dark noise of the APD and the average number of photons emitted by the fiber. The performance was found to be inadequate for tracking of minimum ionizing particles. The desirable improvements are discussed.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (pages [60-61])

Extent

vii, 59 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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