par Benussi, Luigi ;Wilquet, Gaston ; [et al.]
Référence Nuclear instruments & methods in physics research. Section A, Accelerators, spectrometers, detectors and associated equipment, 442, page (154-158)
Publication Publié, 2000
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : We present a study of the characteristics of a hybrid image intensifier tube based on a thinned backside Electron Bombarded CCD (EBCCD) with better performance in spatial resolution, single photoelectron detection and gain stability than the conventional intensified systems based on a Micro Channel Plate followed by a CCD. Single photon detection sensitivity has been studied and a procedure to correct the gain non-uniformity of the EBCCD has been developed. The EBCCD, operating at 14 kV, has an average gain of ∼ 3000 electrons/photoelectron and a noise of the order of 100 electron/pixel. These characteristics make the EBCCD a very attractive device for many applications in high-energy physics, astrophysics and biomedicine. A possible application in a neutrino oscillation experiment is presented. © 2000 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.