University of Maryland
Atlantic Building, Room 2400
4:30 PM Monday, March 7, 2016
Coffee, Tea & Snacks 4:15-4:30 PM

Abaz Kryemadhi
Messiah College
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.

Sponsored by: Department of Physics and the Institute for Physical Science and Technology, University of Maryland. For information call Catha Stewart at (301) 405-4811 or go to the UMD Space Physics group seminar web site.

There is free parking after 4:00 PM in lot B (the big parking garage across the street from the ATL building). There are a limited number of spaces in lot Q next to the new ATL wing with free parking after 4PM even when there is a basketball game on campus.