Simulation of microchannel plate photomultiplier tube in high magnetic fields

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The microchannel plate photomultiplier tube (MCP-PMT) used in high energy physics experiments usually needs to be able to operate in strong magnetic fields. In this paper, Ping Chen’s research team developed a 3D MCP-PMT model in CST studio suite to study the magnetic field up to 5 T effect on the photoelectrons traveling from the photocathode to the MCP. Results predict that a growing number of photoelectrons strike back to the photocathode with enhancing magnetic field, which not only decreases electron collection efficiency and gain, but also impairs the photocathode lifetime.

(Original research article "Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment Vol. 936, pp. 580-582 (2019)")