Precise charged particle timing with the PICOSEC detector

J. Bortfeldt, Florian M. Brunbauer, C. David, D. Desforge, G. Fanourakis, J. Franchi, M. Gallinaro, F. Garcia, I. Giomataris, T. Gustavsson, C. Guyot, F.J. Iguaz, M. Kebbiri, K. Kordas, P. Legou, J. Liu, Michael Lupberger, O. Maillard, I. Manthos, Hans MullerV. 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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The experimental requirements in near future accelerators (e.g. High Luminosity-LHC) has stimulated intense interestin development of detectors with high precision timing capabilities. With this as a goal, a new detection concept called PICOSEC,which is based to a “two-stage” MicroMegas detector coupled to a Cherenkov radiator equipped with a photocathode has beendeveloped. Results obtained with this new detector yield a time resolution of 24 ps for 150 GeV muons and 76 ps for single pho-toelectrons. In this paper we will report on the performance of the PICOSEC in test beams, as well as simulation studies andmodelling of its timing characteristics
Original languageEnglish
Article number 080009
JournalAIP Conference Proceedings
Issue number 080009
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2019
MoE publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
EventThe 10th Jubilee Conference of Balkan Physical Union - Sofia, Bulgaria
Duration: 26 Aug 201830 Aug 2018
Conference number: 10

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  • 114 Physical sciences

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Bortfeldt, J., Brunbauer, F. M., David, C., Desforge, D., Fanourakis, G., Franchi, J., ... Zhou, Y. (2019). Precise charged particle timing with the PICOSEC detector. AIP Conference Proceedings, 2075( 080009 ), [ 080009].