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First Avalanche-photodiode camera test (FACT): A novel camera using G-APDs for the observation of very high-energy ɣ-rays with Cherenkov telescopes

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Braun, I.
Commichau, S.C.
Rissi, M.
Backes, M.
Biland, A.
Bretz, T.
Britvitch, I.
Commichau, V.
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Published in Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. A. 2009, vol. 610, no. 1, p. 400-403
Abstract We present a project for a novel camera using Geiger-mode Avalanche Photodiodes (G-APDs), to be installed in a small telescope (former HEGRA CT3) on the MAGIC site in La Palma (Canary Island, Spain). This novel type of semiconductor photon detector provides several superior features compared to conventional photomultiplier tubes (PMTs). The most promising one is a much higher Photon Detection Efficiency.
Keywords Extensive air showersGamma-rayGeiger-mode Avalanche-photodiodesSolid-state photon detectorsAir Cherenkov telescope
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BRAUN, I. et al. First Avalanche-photodiode camera test (FACT): A novel camera using G-APDs for the observation of very high-energy ɣ-rays with Cherenkov telescopes. In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. A, 2009, vol. 610, n° 1, p. 400-403. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:41458

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