DescriptionPSEC group at the University of Chicago is developing Large-Area Picosecond Photo-Detectors (LAPPDs). By reconstructing the arrival position and time of photons produced in water or liquid scintillator on highly segmented fast photo-detectors such as LAPPDs one can reconstruct tracks by using the `drift time' of photons, much as one does with electrons in a Time Projection Chamber. We are developing new event reconstruction techniques for large water and liquid scintillator detectors. For example see A. Elagin et al., “Separating Double-Beta Decay Events from Solar Neutrino Interactions in a Kiloton-Scale Liquid Scintillator Detector by Fast Timing”, Nucl. Instr. Meth. Phys. Res. A849 (2017) 102.
OrganizationUniversity of Chicago
Sponsor Campus GridOSG Connect
Principal Investigator
Henry Frisch
Field Of ScienceHigh Energy Physics