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Advances in Silicon Photomultiplier development and applications

Name
dave
Surname
besson
Scientific organization
moscow engineering physics institute
Academic degree
phd
Position
professor
Scientific discipline
Physics & Astronomy
Topic
Advances in Silicon Photomultiplier development and applications
Abstract
We report on our group's recent progress in the development of silicon photomultipliers (SiPM), and their applications in both particle and astroparticle physics, including (but not limited to) medical physics applications (neutron therapy), the Belle-II particle physics experiment in Tsukuba, Japan, the ANITA/HiCal astroparticle physics experiment in Antarctica, and the planned Intenational Linear Collider (ILC) experiment.
Keywords
Silicon Photomultipliers, particle physics, astroparticle physics, medical physics
Summary

1) Silicon photomultipliers are particularly promising as sub-atomic particles, owing to their robustness (insensitivity to external magnetic fields, in constrast to conventional high-voltage photomultiplier tubes), their ability to be operated at relatively modest bias voltages, their compact size, and their ability to render tens-of-micron scale positional resolutions.

2) Our work has focused on understanding the atomic-level characteristics of silicon photomultiplier signal development in order to refine and optimize our range of applications.

3) Internationally, our group has led the development of silicon photomultiplier detectors for the Belle-II particle physics experiment in Tsukuba, Japan, currently being commissioned, as well as the ANITA-HiCal experiment in Antarctica, which is being prepared for launch in December, 2016.