We report on a systematic study of the properties of two high-Z scintillating crystals, bismuth germanate (BGO) and bismuth silicate (BSO), in view of the possible application of such crystals in dual-readout calorimeters. Whereas the light attenuation characteristics of both crystals are about the same, BSO offers a considerably higher Cherenkov light yield, and with a given UV filter the separation between the Cherenkov and scintillation signals is substantially better in this crystal.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment|
|State||Published - Jun 1 2011|
- Cherenkov light
- High-Z scintillating crystals