Publications associated with MARS Project

Application of Hamamatsu MPPCs to T2K neutrino detectors

Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 610 (2009) 128-130

M Yokoyama, T Nakaya, S Gomi, A Minamino, N Nagai, K Nitta, D Orme, M Otani, T Murakami, T Nakadaira, M Tanaka, Y Kudenko, F Retiere, A Vacheret

A special type of Hamamatsu Multi-Pixel Photon Counter (MPPC), with a sensitive area of 1.3 × 1.3 mm2 containing 667 pixels of size 50 × 50 μ m2 each, has been developed for the near neutrino detector in the T2K long baseline neutrino experiment. About 60 000 MPPCs will be used in total to read out the plastic scintillator detectors with wavelength shifting fibers. We report on the basic performance of MPPCs produced for T2K. © 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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