Hardware camp for fast and low-light detection

Starts: 07 March, 2022

Ends: 11 March, 2022


07 Science Avenue, Ghenh Rang, Quy Nhon, Binh Dinh, Vietnam


Here, “fast” refers to nanoseconds, and “low-light” refers to a few to hundreds of photoelectrons. The goal is to give students hands-on experience with the single photo-resolving photomultiplier (siPM and PMT), plastic scintillator, light source, electronic, and data acquisition (DAQ) used in particle and nuclear physics experiments.

Hardwares to explore

What do we have for the camp: Silicon-based photomultiplier (siPM; multiple types; power supply and circuit to work with); light source (LED; LED driver; and cosmic rays); plastic scintillator (various sizes); wavelength shifting fiber; NIM electronic module (amplifier, discriminator, coincidence, scaler, …) to manipulate the analog signals; oscilloscope; fast analog-to-digital converter (ADC); optical components (fiber splitter, diffuser..) and other additional components. Following are few snapshots.