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18 September 2007 Development of a gamma-ray burst detector based on silicon drift detectors and scintillators
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We propose a gamma-ray burst detector (GRB) detector combining the silicon drift detector (SDD) array and scintillators with broadband X-ray and gamma-ray coverage (0.5-1000 keV or more), high energy resolution (2-10%) and high time resolution (~μs) in space. To realize such compact high-performance detector without photomultiplier tubes, we constructed proto-type model using KETEK SDD with a detection area of 1 cm2 and BGO crystal. Signals from both detectors are clearly separated by the double integration method. The detector shows a very good performance. Obtained FWHM energy resolution was 191 eV at 5.9 keV in the SDD, while 6.5% at 662 keV in the BGO at −30 degree C. Evaluation of the 7 channel SDD array and development of analog ASIC for its readout are also presented.
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Kazutaka Yamaoka, Yusuke Arai, Takaaki Doshida, Andreas Pahlke, Akihito Tsutsui, Kotaro Yoshida, Satoshi Asano, Satoshi Nakahira, Atsumasa Yoshida, Hirokazu Ikeda, Tadayuki Takahashi, Kunishiro Mori, and Hiroshi Kato "Development of a gamma-ray burst detector based on silicon drift detectors and scintillators", Proc. SPIE 6686, UV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Space Instrumentation for Astronomy XV, 66860K (18 September 2007);

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