Photoelectron backscattering from silicon anodes of hybrid photodetector tubes

C. d'Ambrosio, H. Leutz
2000 IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science  
The impact of photoelectron backscattering on spectral distributions measured with Hybrid Photodetector Tubes has been calculated. The calculations are based on the backscattering coefficient , the average number of photoelectrons phel emitted from the photocathode, and on the distribution of the fractional photoelectron energy absorbed in silicon during the backscattering process. We obtained the following results: the average number of absorbed (measured) photoelectrons meas in the silicon
more » ... s in the silicon anode amounts to 88% of the incident phel . Photoelectron-and gamma-absorption peaks are broadened by a factor 1.043 due to backscattering. As an example, for Photo Multiplier Tubes, this broadening can amount to an average factor of 1.18 due to statistic and gain fluctuations on the dynode chain.
doi:10.1109/23.870861 fatcat:bljfocdhxvatphf6gubbsfvr5i