Nuclear Science and Techniques

《核技术》(英文版) ISSN 1001-8042 CN 31-1559/TL     2019 Impact factor 1.556

Nuclear Science and Techniques ›› 2017, Vol. 28 ›› Issue (10): 145 doi: 10.1007/s41365-017-0299-3


An active base designed in high counting rate applications for Hamamatsu R1924A photomultiplier tube

Pei-Pei Ren 1,2  Wei-Ping Lin 1  Roy Wada Xing-Quan Liu 1 Mei-Rong Huang 4  Guo-Yu Tian 1,2  Fei Luo 1,5  Qi Sun 1,2  Zhi-Qiang Chen 1  Guo-Qing Xiao 1  Rui Han 1 Fu-Dong Shi Bo-Xing Gou 1   

  1. 1 Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000, China
    2 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
    3 Cyclotron Institute, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843, USA
    4 College of Physics and Electronics information, Inner Mongolia University for Nationalities, Tongliao 028000, China
    5 University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
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    This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 91426301 and 11075189), the Strategic Priority Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences ‘‘ADS project’’ (No. XDA03030200), the Program for the CAS ‘‘Light of West China’’ (No. 29Y601030), and the US Department of Energy (No. DE–FG02–93ER40773). The authors also thank the program of the ‘‘visiting professorship of senior international scientists of the Chinese Academy of Sciences’’ for their support during his stay at the IMP.

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Pei-Pei Ren, Wei-Ping Lin, Roy Wada, Xing-Quan Liu, Mei-Rong Huang, Guo-Yu Tian, Fei. An active base designed in high counting rate applications for Hamamatsu R1924A photomultiplier tube.Nuclear Science and Techniques, 2017, 28(10): 145     doi: 10.1007/s41365-017-0299-3


Hamamatsu R1924A is one of the most widely used photomultiplier tubes (PMTs) in nuclear physics. Since the active base suitable for R1924A is still not available in market, an active base is designed for Hamamatsu R1924A PMT, and the test results at high counting rates are presented. The active bases with two different sets of resistor chains were tested and compared by a frequency-controlled green straw hat LED light. A stable signal output up to 100 kHz is achieved using frequency-controlled LED pulsed light. The temperature of bases, which reflects the power consumption and is crucial for applications in vacuum, is also monitored with the same LED pulsed light. The temperature of the active base with smaller resistances reaches about twice of that of the active base with larger resistances in the resistor chain. For the applications in vacuum, the active base with resistance between the two sets of resistor chains may be preferable.

Key words: Active base, High counting rate, Hamamatsu R1924A photomultiplier tube