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

The Panda Barrel Time-of-Flight Detector

1 Aug 2018, 11:50
Russian Academy of Sciences

Russian Academy of Sciences

Leninsky Prospekt, 32а Moscow 119071 Russian Federation
oral presentation [20+5 min] Alternative PID techniques Alternative PID techniques


Sebastian Zimmermann (Stefan Meyer Institute Vienna)


The barrel-Time-of-Flight detector is one of the outer layers of the multi-layer design of the PANDA target spectrometer, covering an angle of 22 $< \theta_{lab} <$ 150. PANDA, which is being built at the FAIR facility, will use cooled antiprotons on a fixed Hydrogen or nuclei target, to study broad topics in hadron physics.

The detector is a scintillating tile hodoscope with an SiPM readout. A single unit consists of a $90 \times 30 \times 5$ mm$^3$ fast plastic scintillator tile and $3 \times 3$ mm$^2$ SiPM photosensors on both ends. Four SiPMs are conected in series to overcome the limited sensor size of a single SiPM sensor and to improve the time resolution darastically (~100 ps to 50 ps).

While the PANDA experiment is equipped with DIRC detectors for PID of faster particles, the barrel TOF complements the setup by providing additional PID information up to ~1.4 GeV/c and a $\pi$/K separation of ~5 sigma up to the Cherenkov threshold.

In this contribution we will also review recent topics on SiPMs and compare them to MCP-PMTs.

Primary author

Sebastian Zimmermann (Stefan Meyer Institute Vienna)


Dr Ken Suzuki (Stefan Meyer Institute Vienna) Prof. Herberth Orth (HIM) Mr Dominik Steinschaden (Stefan Meyer Institute Vienna) Mr Nicolaus Kratochwil (Stefan Meyer Institute Vienna) Mr William Nalti (Stefan Meyer Institute Vienna) Albert Lehmann (Universität Nürnberg-Erlangen) Mr Merlin Böhm (Uni Erlangen) Dr Carsten Schwarz (GSI) Prof. Kai-Thomas Brinkmann (JLU)

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