Performance of VUV-sensitive MPPC for liquid argon scintillation light

T. Igarashi, Masashi Tanaka, Tatsuki Washimi, Kohei Yorita

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A new multi-pixel photon counter (MPPC) sensitive to vacuum ultra-violet (VUV) light (wavelength λ241Am α-ray source, the absolute photon detection efficiency (PDE) of the liquid argon (LAr) scintillation light (λ=128 nm) for the latest MPPC model is estimated to be 13%. Based on these basic measurements a possible application of the new MPPC to LAr detectors in dark matter search is suggested.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239-244
Number of pages6
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Oct 11


  • Liquid argon
  • MPPC
  • SiPM
  • VUV light

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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