Development of a fast timing counter with a monolithic MPPC array

T. Nishizawa, Yu Fujii, Hiroki Kanda, M. Kaneta, Y. Kasai, J. Kusaka, Kazushige Maeda, S. Nagao, S. N. Nakamura, Kyo Tsukada, F. Yamamoto

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We developed a timing counter with a monolithic array of multi-pixel photon counters (MPPCs) coupled to a 10×12.6×24 mm3 plastic scintillator. A signal of the MPPC was processed and its fast components were amplified by a developed readout circuit to improve the timing. The performances of the counter were evaluated by electrons with energies of 855 MeV. A set of the MPPC based scintillation counter and a PMT based reference counter achieved the TOF resolution less than 80 ps (ω). The gain was almost constant up to the count rate of 170 kHz.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6825939
Pages (from-to)1278-1283
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jun


  • Analog circuits
  • Multipixel photon counters (MPPCs)
  • Scintillation counters
  • Silicon photomultipliers (SiPM)
  • Time resolution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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