A comparison is made between the light yield, attenuation length, time response and light propagation speed in plastic scintillating fibres (SCSF-38 and Kuraray-3HF) and quartz capillaries filled with liquid scintillator (LS) 1-methilnaphthalene (1MN) doped with new dyes R45 and R39. The inner diameter of capillaries and diameter of plastic fibres is 0.5 mm. The number of photoelectrons detected at the far end (2 m) was 2.9 for capillaries filled with 1 MN + 3 g/l R45 while it was 1.8 times smaller in the case of SCSF-38 and 3 times smaller in the case of Kuraray 3HF plastic fibres. Taking into account the quantum efficiency of the photodetector used these reduction factors became 3.0 and 2.0, respectively. Good attenuation length, high light output and also excellent radiation resistance of capillaries filled with LS ( > 60 Mrad, measured elsewhere) show that they are a very promising alternative to plastic scintillating fibres for future applications in tracking detectors and calorimeters.
|Autori interni:||CAVASINNI, VINCENZO|
|Autori:||CARDINI A; CAVASINNI V; DIGIROLAMO B; FLAMINIO V; GOLOVKIN SV; GORIN AM; KULICHENKO AV; KUSHNIRENKO AE; PYSHEV AI; MANUILOV I; VASILCHENKO VG|
|Titolo:||Comparison of plastic scintillating fibres and capillaries filled with liquid scintillator|
|Anno del prodotto:||1994|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/0168-9002(94)90700-5|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|