Charged particle timing at sub-25 picosecond precision

The PICOSEC detection concept

F.J. Iguaz, J. Bortfeldt, Florian M. Brunbauer, C. David, D. Desforge, G. Fanourakis, J. Franchi, M. Gallinaro, F. Garcia, I. Giomataris, D. González-Díaz, T. Gustavsson, C. Guyot, M. Kebbiri, P. Legou, J. Liu, Michael Lupberger, O. Maillard, I. Manthos, H. Muller & 21 others V. Niaouris, E. Oliveri, Th. Papaevangelou, K. Paraschou, M. Pomorski, B. Qi, F. Resnati, L. Ropelewski, D. Sampsonidis, Thomas Schneider, P. Schwemling, L. Sohl, M. van Stenis, Patrik Thuiner, Y. Tsipolitis, S.E. Tzamarias, R. Veenhof, X. Wang, S. White, Z. Zhang, Y. Zhou

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Abstract

The PICOSEC detection concept consists in a “two-stage” Micromegas detector coupled to a Cherenkov radiator and equipped with a photocathode. A proof of concept has already been tested: a single-photoelectron response of 76 ps has been measured with a femtosecond UV laser at CEA/IRAMIS, while a time resolution of 24 ps with a mean yield of 10.4 photoelectrons has been measured for 150 GeV muons at the CERN SPS H4 secondary line. This work will present the main results of this prototype and the performance of the different detector configurations tested in 2016-18 beam campaigns: readouts (bulk, resistive, multipad) and photocathodes (metallic+CsI, pure metallic, diamond). Finally, the prospects for building a demonstrator based on PICOSEC detection concept for future experiments will be discussed. In particular, the scaling strategies for a large area coverage with a multichannel readout plane, the R&D on solid converters for building a robust photocathode and the different resistive configurations for a robust readout.
Original languageEnglish
JournalNuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research. Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors, and Associated Equipment
Volume936
Pages (from-to)515-518
Number of pages4
ISSN0168-9002
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Aug 2019
MoE publication typeA2 Review article in a scientific journal

Fields of Science

  • 114 Physical sciences
  • Picosecond timing
  • MPGD
  • Micromegas
  • Photocathodes
  • Timing algorithms

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Iguaz, F.J. ; Bortfeldt, J. ; Brunbauer, Florian M. ; David, C. ; Desforge, D. ; Fanourakis, G. ; Franchi, J. ; Gallinaro, M. ; Garcia, F. ; Giomataris, I. ; González-Díaz, D. ; Gustavsson, T. ; Guyot, C. ; Kebbiri, M. ; Legou, P. ; Liu, J. ; Lupberger, Michael ; Maillard, O. ; Manthos, I. ; Muller, H. ; Niaouris, V. ; Oliveri, E. ; Papaevangelou, Th. ; Paraschou, K. ; Pomorski, M. ; Qi, B. ; Resnati, F. ; Ropelewski, L. ; Sampsonidis, D. ; Schneider, Thomas ; Schwemling, P. ; Sohl, L. ; van Stenis, M. ; Thuiner, Patrik ; Tsipolitis, Y. ; Tzamarias, S.E. ; Veenhof, R. ; Wang, X. ; White, S. ; Zhang, Z. ; Zhou, Y. / Charged particle timing at sub-25 picosecond precision : The PICOSEC detection concept. In: Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research. Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors, and Associated Equipment. 2019 ; Vol. 936. pp. 515-518.
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Charged particle timing at sub-25 picosecond precision : The PICOSEC detection concept. / Iguaz, F.J.; Bortfeldt, J.; Brunbauer, Florian M.; David, C.; Desforge, D.; Fanourakis, G.; Franchi, J.; Gallinaro, M.; Garcia, F.; Giomataris, I.; González-Díaz, D.; Gustavsson, T.; Guyot, C.; Kebbiri, M.; Legou, P.; Liu, J.; Lupberger, Michael; Maillard, O.; Manthos, I.; Muller, H.; Niaouris, V.; Oliveri, E.; Papaevangelou, Th.; Paraschou, K.; Pomorski, M.; Qi, B.; Resnati, F.; Ropelewski, L.; Sampsonidis, D.; Schneider, Thomas; Schwemling, P.; Sohl, L.; van Stenis, M.; Thuiner, Patrik; Tsipolitis, Y.; Tzamarias, S.E.; Veenhof, R.; Wang, X.; White, S.; Zhang, Z.; Zhou, Y.

In: Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research. Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors, and Associated Equipment, Vol. 936, 21.08.2019, p. 515-518.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleScientificpeer-review

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AU - David, C.

AU - Desforge, D.

AU - Fanourakis, G.

AU - Franchi, J.

AU - Gallinaro, M.

AU - Garcia, F.

AU - Giomataris, I.

AU - González-Díaz, D.

AU - Gustavsson, T.

AU - Guyot, C.

AU - Kebbiri, M.

AU - Legou, P.

AU - Liu, J.

AU - Lupberger, Michael

AU - Maillard, O.

AU - Manthos, I.

AU - Muller, H.

AU - Niaouris, V.

AU - Oliveri, E.

AU - Papaevangelou, Th.

AU - Paraschou, K.

AU - Pomorski, M.

AU - Qi, B.

AU - Resnati, F.

AU - Ropelewski, L.

AU - Sampsonidis, D.

AU - Schneider, Thomas

AU - Schwemling, P.

AU - Sohl, L.

AU - van Stenis, M.

AU - Thuiner, Patrik

AU - Tsipolitis, Y.

AU - Tzamarias, S.E.

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