Study of Silicon Photomultipliers coupled to LYSO crystals as a compact photon detector
The Silicon Photomultipliers (SiPMs) are novel photon-detectors which have been progressively found their use in particle physics. Their small size, good single photon resolution, simple readout, and immunity to magnetic fields offers advantages compared to traditional photomultipliers. A LYSO crystal is a relatively new scintillator which has a high light yield and fast decay time. The combination of SiPMs with LYSO crystals makes for compact detector design which could be used in balloon and space particle physics applications. Results from a performance study of this detector will be presented.