26 April 2008 Silicon photomultipliers for nuclear medical imaging applications
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In this contribution we present the results of the first morphological and electro-optical characterization of Silicon Photomultipliers (SiPM) for nuclear medical imaging applications fabricated in standard silicon planar technology at the STMicroelectronics Catania R&D clean room facility. We have improved our previous Geiger Mode Avalanche Photodiodes (GMAP) technology in order to realize a photodetector with relevant features in terms of single-photoelectron resolution, timing and photon detection efficiency. The performances of our devices, investigated in several experimental conditions and here reported make ST-SiPM suitable in many applications like for example PET (Positron Emission Tomography).
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Massimo Mazzillo, Massimo Mazzillo, Giovanni Condorelli, Giovanni Condorelli, Delfo Sanfilippo, Delfo Sanfilippo, Alessandro Piazza, Alessandro Piazza, Giusy Valvo, Giusy Valvo, Beatrice Carbone, Beatrice Carbone, Giorgio Fallica, Giorgio Fallica, Alfio Pappalardo, Alfio Pappalardo, Luigi Cosentino, Luigi Cosentino, Paolo Finocchiaro, Paolo Finocchiaro, Michele Corselli, Michele Corselli, Giuseppe Suriani, Giuseppe Suriani, Salvatore Lombardo, Salvatore Lombardo, Sergio Billotta, Sergio Billotta, Massimiliano Belluso, Massimiliano Belluso, Giovanni Bonanno, Giovanni Bonanno, } "Silicon photomultipliers for nuclear medical imaging applications", Proc. SPIE 7003, Optical Sensors 2008, 70030I (26 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.780204; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.780204
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