29 July 2018 to 4 August 2018
Russian Academy of Sciences
Europe/Moscow timezone

Quasi-spherical modules for Cherenkov water detectors

31 Jul 2018, 10:55
Blue Hall (Russian Academy of Sciences)

Blue Hall

Russian Academy of Sciences

Leninsky Prospekt, 32а Moscow 119071 Russian Federation
Board: 23
poster presentation Technological aspects and applications of Cherenkov detectors Poster Session


Vasiliy Khomyakov (National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute), Russia)


Problems of registration of Cherenkov radiation using photomultiplier tubes (PMTs) with flat and hemispherical photocathodes are considered. Configurations of several PMTs with flat photocathodes allow to design a module that has the properties of spherical PMT. Besides the independence of its response on the direction of incident Cherenkov radiation, such quasi-spherical module (QSM) allows to estimate this direction.
The module with six PMTs oriented along the axes of an orthogonal coordinate system – the simplest configuration of quasi-spherical module – was proposed for the first time in 1979 by the MEPhI group and was used in practice in the Cherenkov water detector (CWD) NEVOD.
Common principles of designing the quasi-spherical modules are considered. The properties of isotropy of the response of QSM depending on the distance to a track of charged particle and on the number of PMTs in QSM are discussed. The relevance of the problem of studying the properties of quasi-spherical modules is confirmed by the decisions to use multi-PMT QSMs in modern large-scale projects such as KM3NeT and next generation of IceCube.

Primary authors

Vasiliy Khomyakov (National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute), Russia) A.G. Bogdanov V.V. Kindin Rostislav Kokoulin (MEPhI) A.A. Petrukhin S.S. Khokhlov V.V. Shutenko I.I. Yashin

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