Detection of scintillation light in coincidence with ionizing tracks in a liquid argon time projection chamber

P. Cennini, J. P. Revol, C. Rubbia, F. Sergiampietri, A. Bueno, M. Campanelli, P. Goudsmit, A. Rubbia, L. Periale, S. Suzuki, C. Chen, Y. Chen, K. He, X. Huang, Z. Li, F. Lu, J. Ma, G. Xu, Z. Xu, C. ZhangQ. Zhang, S. Zheng, F. Cavanna, D. Mazza, G. Piano Mortari, S. Petrera, C. Rossi, G. Mannocchi, P. Picchi, F. Arneodo, I. De Mitri, O. Palamara, D. Cavalli, A. Ferrari, P. Sala, A. Borio Di Tigliole, A. Cesana, M. Terrani, C. Zavattari, S. Baibussinov, A. Bettini, C. Carpanese, S. Centro, D. Favaretto, D. Pascoli, A. Pepato, F. Pietropaolo, S. Ventura, P. Benetti, E. Calligarich, S. Campo, S. Coco, R. Dolfini, B. Ghedi, A. Gigli Berzolari, F. Mauri, L. Mazzone, C. Montanari, A. Piazzoli, A. Rappoldi, G. L. Raselli, D. Rebuzzi, M. Rossella, D. Scannicchio, P. Torre, C. Vignoli, D. Cline, S. Otwinowski, H. Wang, J. Woo

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A system to detect light from liquid argon scintillation has been implemented in a small, ICARUS-like, liquid argon time projection chamber. The system, which uses a VUV-sensitive photomultiplier to collect the light, has recorded many ionizing tracks from cosmic-rays in coincidence with scintillation signals. Our measurements demonstrate that scintillation light detection can provide an effective method for absolute time measurement of events and eventually a useful trigger signal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)240-248
Number of pages9
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - Aug 11 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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