FNAL-NICADD extruded scintillator

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The possibility to produce a scintillator that satisfies the demands of physicists from different science areas has emerged with the installation of an extrusion line at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL). The extruder is the product of the fruitful collaboration between FNAL and Northern Illinois Center for Accelerator and Detector Development (NICADD) at Northern Illinois University (NIU). The results from the light output, light attenuation length and mechanical tolerance indicate that FNAL-NICADD scintillator is of high quality. Improvements in the extrusion die will yield better scintillator profiles and decrease the time needed for initial tuning. This paper will present the ... continued below

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Beznosko, D.; U., /Northern Illinois; Bross, A.; /Fermilab; Dyshkant, A.; U., /Northern Illinois et al. September 1, 2005.

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The possibility to produce a scintillator that satisfies the demands of physicists from different science areas has emerged with the installation of an extrusion line at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL). The extruder is the product of the fruitful collaboration between FNAL and Northern Illinois Center for Accelerator and Detector Development (NICADD) at Northern Illinois University (NIU). The results from the light output, light attenuation length and mechanical tolerance indicate that FNAL-NICADD scintillator is of high quality. Improvements in the extrusion die will yield better scintillator profiles and decrease the time needed for initial tuning. This paper will present the characteristics of the FNAL-NICADD scintillator based on the measurements performed. They include the response to MIPs from cosmic rays for individual extruded strips and irradiation studies where extruded samples were irradiated up to 1 Mrad. We will also discuss the results achieved with a new die design. The attractive perspective of using the extruded scintillator with MRS (Metal Resistive Semiconductor) photodetector readout will also be shown.

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  • Report No.: FERMILAB-PUB-05-344
  • Grant Number: AC02-76CH03000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 875543
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc879827

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Beznosko, D.; U., /Northern Illinois; Bross, A.; /Fermilab; Dyshkant, A.; U., /Northern Illinois et al. FNAL-NICADD extruded scintillator, article, September 1, 2005; Batavia, Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc879827/: accessed June 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.