A compact muon tracking system for didactic and outreach activities

R. Antolini, A. Candela, V. Conicella, M. De Deo, M. DIncecco, D. Sablone, Francesco Arneodo, Mohamed Lotfi Benabderrhmane, A. Di Giovanni, L. Pazos Clemens, G. Franchi, M. Dinzeo

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Abstract

We present a cosmic ray telescope based on the use of plastic scintillator bars coupled to ASD-RGB1S-M Advansid Silicon Photomultipliers (SiPM) through wavelength shifter fibers. The system is comprised of 200 electronic channels organized into 10 couples of orthogonal planes allowing the 3D reconstruction of crossing muons. Two monolithic PCB boards have been designed to bias, readout all the SiPMs enclosed in the system, to monitor the working parameters and to remotely connect the detector. To make easier the display of muon tracks to non-expert users, two LED matrices, triggered by particle interactions, have been implemented. To improve the usability of the muon telescope, a controller board unit permits to select different levels of trigger and allows data acquisition for refined analyses for the more proficient user. A first prototype, funded by INFN and deployed in collaboration with NYUAD, is operating at the Toledo Metro station of Naples, while two further detectors will be developed and installed in Abu Dhabi in the next few months.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)190-191
Number of pages2
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume824
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 11 2016

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Keywords

  • Didactic
  • Muon
  • Outreach
  • Scintillator bars

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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A compact muon tracking system for didactic and outreach activities. / Antolini, R.; Candela, A.; Conicella, V.; De Deo, M.; DIncecco, M.; Sablone, D.; Arneodo, Francesco; Lotfi Benabderrhmane, Mohamed; Di Giovanni, A.; Pazos Clemens, L.; Franchi, G.; Dinzeo, M.

In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, Vol. 824, 11.07.2016, p. 190-191.

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Antolini, R. ; Candela, A. ; Conicella, V. ; De Deo, M. ; DIncecco, M. ; Sablone, D. ; Arneodo, Francesco ; Lotfi Benabderrhmane, Mohamed ; Di Giovanni, A. ; Pazos Clemens, L. ; Franchi, G. ; Dinzeo, M. / A compact muon tracking system for didactic and outreach activities. In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment. 2016 ; Vol. 824. pp. 190-191.
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