Thin scintillating tiles with high light yield for the OPAL endcaps

G. Aguillion, B. Anderson, D. J. Attree, A. H. Ball, R. Bard, S. Bentvelsen, S. T. Betts, M. Boutemeur, B. Caron, A. Charalambous, J. P. Chatelain, J. Colmer, P. Courarie, M. Cresswell, R. Davis, J. Dumper, A. Faust, D. Fong, T. J. Fraser, M. GarzaD. M. Gingrich, R. Gollay, M. Guillot, L. Holm, D. Horváth, F. Jacob, P. I. Kayal, S. Lautenschlager, A. L. Macpherson, J. P. Martin, W. J. McDonald, D. J. Miller, W. Miller, S. Mullin, G. Pásztor, J. L. Pinfold, L. Del Pozo, H. Przysiezniak, A. Renoux, N. L. Rodning, Y. Rozen, L. Schaffer, J. Schieck, C. Selby, K. Smith, W. Springer, F. Strumia, S. Di Vincenzo, L. Wampler, P. S. Wells

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Abstract

Arrays of thin scintillating tiles with embedded wavelength shifting fibre readout have been installed in the OPAL endcaps to improve trigger performance, time resolution and hermeticity for experiments at LEP II. The arrays were required to have high single-particle detection efficiency, uniform response, low noise and good time resolution. Limited space for the detector, and a strong magnetic field in the endcap region, resulted in a need for high light output per unit thickness of scintillator, and remote readout. In addition, because of limited space for readout cables, a high light yield per embedded fibre was required. This paper describes the design and construction of a tile array that satisfies these requirements. A light yield of 14 photoelectrons per minimum ionizing particle and a time resolution of 3ns were obtained during 1997 LEP operation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)266-277
Number of pages12
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume417
Issue number2-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 11 1998
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Fibre
  • OPAL
  • Scintillator
  • Tile

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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    Aguillion, G., Anderson, B., Attree, D. J., Ball, A. H., Bard, R., Bentvelsen, S., Betts, S. T., Boutemeur, M., Caron, B., Charalambous, A., Chatelain, J. P., Colmer, J., Courarie, P., Cresswell, M., Davis, R., Dumper, J., Faust, A., Fong, D., Fraser, T. J., ... Wells, P. S. (1998). Thin scintillating tiles with high light yield for the OPAL endcaps. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 417(2-3), 266-277. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0168-9002(98)00774-8