SENSE - Ultimate low light-level sensor development, is a European project with the aim
to coordinate research and development efforts in academia and industry in low light-level (LLL)
sensoring. In the framework of SENSE several training and learning activities are and shall be
developed. The aim is to introduce the topic of LLL sensor R&D and to attract young researchers
to technology development. This includes training events during summer school, virtual training
sessions accessible from the website and also the development of show case experiments. In this
context an experiment for the measurement of cosmic muons is currently developed at KIT: It
consists of thermal cans that act as water-cherenkov-detectors. Muons passing through this detectors
produce photons which, in contrast to previous experiments, are measured using state-of-the-art
SiPMs. The usage of SiPMs has several advantages: They are more robust compared to PMTs and
they work without high voltage which is especially important for a hands-on-experiment for students.
To capture the photons within the thermal can wavelength shifting fibres, like used in the IceCube
and the AugerPrime scintillators, are attached to the SiPM. ... mehrThis show-case experiment should be
used for trainings with high school or young university students.