Testing of Cryogenic Photomultiplier Tubes for the MicroBooNE Experiment
The MicroBooNE detector, to be located on axis in the Booster Neutrino Beamline (BNB) at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab), consists of two main components: a large liquid argon time projection chamber (LArTPC), and a light collection system. Thirty 8-inch diameter Hamamatsu R5912-02mod cryogenic photomultiplier tubes (PMTs) will detect the scintillation light generated in the liquid argon (LAr). This article first describes the MicroBooNE PMT performance test procedures, including how the light collection system functions in the detector, and the design of the PMT base. The design of the cryogenic test stand is then discussed, and finally the results of the cryogenic tests are reported.
AuthorsBriese, T; Bugel, L; Conrad, JM; Fournier, M; Ignarra, C; Jones, BJP; Katori, T; Navarrete-Perez, R; Nienaber, P; McDonald, T; Musolf, B; Prakash, A; Shockley, E; Smidt, T; Swanson, K; Toups, M
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