Jul 6 – 13, 2022
Bologna, Italy
Europe/Rome timezone

Overall status of 20-inch PMT Instrumentation for the JUNO Experiment

Jul 8, 2022, 7:05 PM
1h 25m
Bologna, Italy

Bologna, Italy

Palazzo della Cultura e dei Congressi
Poster Detectors for Future Facilities, R&D, novel techniques Poster Session


Zhonghua Qin (Institute of High Energy Physics, China)


The Jiangmen Underground Neutrino Observatory (JUNO) is a multi-purpose neutrino experiment with a 20 kton Liquid Scintillator detector. The primary goal of JUNO is determination of the neutrino mass ordering by measuring the reactor anti-neutrinos. There are 20,012 20-inch PMTs equipped for JUNO, including 15,012 MCP PMTs and 5000 dynode PMTs, which is the largest 20-inch PMT sample in the world up to date. To achieve the unprecedent energy resolution of 3% @1MeV, the 20-inch PMTs need to have high PDE (photon detection efficiency, >27%) for the photons from the liquid scintillator, high optical coverage (>75%) on the stainless-steel truss of 40 m in diameter, and high reliability (< 0.5% loss at least for 6 years) in the water pool of 44 m deep. Instrument these PMTs for JUNO, including performance testing, waterproof potting and implosion protecting, were started from several years ago, and now most of the work are done, with a test result showing that the average PDE for MCP PMTs reaches 30%,and the average PDE for all 20012 PMTs reaching 29.6%. In this poster, a summary of the overall status and results for PMT testing, potting and protecting will be presented, including also the preparations for the PMT installation at the JUNO underground hall.

In-person participation No

Primary author

Zhonghua Qin (Institute of High Energy Physics, China)

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