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photomultiplier

[-mul′tiplī′ər]
Etymology: Gk, phos, light; L, multiplex, many folds
a device used in many radiation detection applications that converts low levels of light into electrical pulses. A bank of such tubes is used in gamma cameras to view a crystal.
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The MAPD silicon photomultipliers are manufactured under contract by the National NanoFab Center in South Korea.
It is lined on the top, walls and bottom by 11 129 gigantic blue-sensitive photomultiplier tubes.
LONDON, December 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2010 Frost & Sullivan European Enabling Technology Award in hybrid scanners is presented to SensL Technologies Ltd, Ireland for its solid state silicon photomultiplier (SPM) detectors for PET-MRI scanners.
The scintillators were coupled to a photomultiplier tube (PMT) Photonis (1) PM1911 through a Plexiglas light guide.
The photomultipliers collect Cerenkov light, a pale blue light emitted by particles traveling as fast as light through water.
In most parts of the ocean, such radioactive elements are so dilute that Cherenkov radiation can be detected only with the most sensitive photomultipliers.
CORK, Ireland -- SensL, the world's leading supplier of silicon photomultipliers, today is announcing the SL family of silicon photomultipliers (SPMs).
Silicon Photomultipliers (SiPMs), in particular, are an emerging and very promising technology due to their photon number resolution at room temperature, insensitivity to magnetic fields, compactness and relatively low operating voltages.
The photomultipliers record the Cherenkov light, and by whatever tubes are triggered in a given ever the computer program can calculate the direction from which the neutrino came.
Excelitas Technologies, a global technology leader focused on delivering innovative, customized optoelectronics to OEMs seeking high-performance technology solutions, announced today that it has achieved record, world-class performance results for high photon detection efficiency (PDE) and low dark counts in the development and commercialization of its solid state silicon photomultipliers (SiPMs) technology.
The use of new photosensors, the silicon photomultipliers, in cosmic rays experiments is also addressed.
The company's products include a line of solid state silicon Avalanche Photodetectors (APDs), designed to provide an alternative to standard photomultipliers.