We Can See the Light!

Alex, a physics student, is currently testing the Silicon Photomultipliers (SiPMs) that will be utilized in our anti-coincidence radiation detector. When radiation interacts with the anti-coincidence detector, photons will be produced. SiPMs turn these photons into an electrical signal that can be processed to learn valuable information about radiation in space. Alex spent an afternoon testing the new SiPM components for proper functionality.