Nuclear Science and Techniques

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Nuclear Science and Techniques ›› 2018, Vol. 29 ›› Issue (8): 117 doi: 10.1007/s41365-018-0449-2

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Position-sensitive plastic scintillator detector with WLS-fiber readout

Jia-Ning Dong 1,3 • Yun-Long Zhang 1,2 • Zhi-Yong Zhang 1,2 • Dong Liu 1,2 • Zi-Zong Xu 1,2 • Xiao-Lian Wang 1,2 • Shu-Bin Liu 1,2   

  1. 1 State Key Laboratory of Particle Detection and Electronics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
    2 Department of Modern Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
    3 Department of Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
  • Contact: Yun-Long Zhang E-mail:ylzhang@ustc.edu.cn
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    This work was supported by the Strategic Priority Research Program on Space Science of Chinese Academy of Sciences (No. XDA04070900).

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Jia-Ning Dong, Yun-Long Zhang, Zhi-Yong Zhang, Dong Liu, Zi-Zong Xu, Xiao-Lian Wang, Shu-Bin Liu. Position-sensitive plastic scintillator detector with WLS-fiber readout.Nuclear Science and Techniques, 2018, 29(8): 117     doi: 10.1007/s41365-018-0449-2

Abstract:

In this paper, the design, construction, simulation, and performance of a position-sensitive plastic scintillator detector are presented. The readout of the detector uses wavelength-shifting fibers coupled with multi-anode photomultipliers (PMTs) for the x- and y-dimensions. After calibrating the multi-anode PMTs, a two-dimensional projection image of the square scintillator telescope hit by cosmic muons is demonstrated. By performing a cosmic test with the Micromegas telescope, the position resolution of the detector was determined to reach approximately 8.6 mm, which is close to the value obtained in physical simulation.

Key words: Plastic scintillator, Multi-anode PMT, WLS fiber, Position resolution