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HAPPEX/ Lumi PMT Studies. Luis Mercado UMASS 7/10/09. PMT Linearity. Past tests have shown nonlinearities in PMT output dependant on input and gain. Want to study and document good linearity regions for Lumi and HAPPEX PMTs. PMT Linearity (Formalism).

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### HAPPEX/Lumi PMT Studies

Luis Mercado

UMASS

7/10/09

• Past tests have shown nonlinearities in PMT output dependant on input and gain.

• Want to study and document good linearity regions for Lumi and HAPPEX PMTs.

• A PMT’s non-linear response can be expressed as follows:

• Experimental asymmetry can be approximated:

Input = 12nA

HV = 370

Output = uA

B*N_0 = -5.14%

Input =~1nA

HV = 690

Output ~ 7uA

B*N_0 = 1.19%

• Received one HAPPEX PMT last week.

• Re-built experimental setup with bigger box.

• Have done linearity tests at input photocathode currents of [0.06-6.0] nA.

• Only good linearity region found was for an input of ~1nA at HV=1250.

Input ~1nA

HV = 1100

Output = 7uA

B*N_0 = -15.69%

Input ~ 1nA

HV = 1250

Output~ 37 uA

B*N_0 = 0.35%

• The pedestal signal is huge for HV=1250.

• Huge signal with no light.

• Also happens with Lumi PMT.

• Need to track down the cause of the odd pedestal behavior.

• Study other available HAPPEX PMT.

• Finalize linearity mapping for all PMTs.

• Krishna Kumar

• Kent Pashke

• Dustin McNulty

• Robert Michaels

• Aimee Shore

• HAPPEX/PREX Collaboration