24-28 February 2020
Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics
Asia/Novosibirsk timezone

High precision time measurements in future experiments

26 Feb 2020, 09:00
remote (zoom)



Invited Oral Timing detectors Timing detectors


Dr Jerry Va'vra (SLAC)


New experiments are attempting to measure time together with position. The aim is to reach single photon timing resolution at a level of ~100ps for RICH detectors and 20-30ps for minimum ionizing particles in TOF detectors. The talk discusses present limits and judges what is realistically achievable. Detector examples discussed use of MRPCs, MCP-PMTs, Diamond detectors, SiPMTs, Low and high gain Avalanche diodes (LGADs) and Micromegas. We specifically discuss issues such as single pixel vs. multi-pixel tests, small test vs. large physics system results and hidden problems people usually do not want to talk about.

Primary author

Dr Jerry Va'vra (SLAC)

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