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author = {Neves, F and Chepel, V and Akimov, DY and Araujo, HM and Barnes, EJ and Belov, VA and Burenkov, AA and Currie, A and Edwards, B and Ghag, C and Horn, M and Hughes, AJ and Kalmus, GE and Kobyakin, AS and Kovalenko, AG and Lebedenko, VN and Lindote, A and Lopes, MI and Luescher, R and Lyons, K and Majewski, P and Murphy, ASJ and da, Cunha JP and Preece, R and Quenby, JJ and Scovell, PR and Silva, C and Solovov, VN and Smith, NJT and Smith, PF and Stekhanov, VN and Sumner, TJ and Thorne, C and Walker, RJ},
doi = {10.1016/j.astropartphys.2009.10.004},
journal = {Astroparticle Physics},
pages = {13--18},
title = {Calibration of photomultiplier arrays},
url = {},
volume = {33},
year = {2009}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - A method is described that allows calibration and assessment of the linearity of response of an array of photomultiplier tubes. The method does not require knowledge of the photomultiplier single photoelectron response model and uses science data directly, thus eliminating the need for dedicated data sets. In this manner all photomultiplier working conditions (e.g. temperature, external fields, etc.) are exactly matched between calibration and science acquisitions. This is of particular importance in low background experiments such as ZEPLIN-III, where methods involving the use of external light sources for calibration are severely constrained.
AU - Neves,F
AU - Chepel,V
AU - Akimov,DY
AU - Araujo,HM
AU - Barnes,EJ
AU - Belov,VA
AU - Burenkov,AA
AU - Currie,A
AU - Edwards,B
AU - Ghag,C
AU - Horn,M
AU - Hughes,AJ
AU - Kalmus,GE
AU - Kobyakin,AS
AU - Kovalenko,AG
AU - Lebedenko,VN
AU - Lindote,A
AU - Lopes,MI
AU - Luescher,R
AU - Lyons,K
AU - Majewski,P
AU - Murphy,ASJ
AU - da,Cunha JP
AU - Preece,R
AU - Quenby,JJ
AU - Scovell,PR
AU - Silva,C
AU - Solovov,VN
AU - Smith,NJT
AU - Smith,PF
AU - Stekhanov,VN
AU - Sumner,TJ
AU - Thorne,C
AU - Walker,RJ
DO - 10.1016/j.astropartphys.2009.10.004
EP - 18
PY - 2009///
SN - 1873-2852
SP - 13
TI - Calibration of photomultiplier arrays
T2 - Astroparticle Physics
UR -
UR -
VL - 33
ER -