18 July 2016 Characterization of a LaBr3 scintillator with multi-cell Silicon Drift Detector (SDD) readout
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Abstract
A scintillation gamma-ray detector, composed of a commercial 0.5" thick, 0.5" diameter LaBr3(Ce) crystal coupled to a 7-cell hexagonal Silicon Drift Detector has been developed and tested. The characterization with X-rays and gamma rays is presented and discussed also within the context of the optical properties of the readout system. A final comparison between our results and state of the art is also discussed in order to propose this prototype for astrophysical applications.
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F. Fuschino, F. Fuschino, C. Labanti, C. Labanti, R. Campana, R. Campana, G. C. Gangemi, G. C. Gangemi, M. Marisaldi, M. Marisaldi, L. P. Rignanese, L. P. Rignanese, G. Baldazzi, G. Baldazzi, I. Elmi, I. Elmi, Y. Evangelista, Y. Evangelista, M. Feroci, M. Feroci, G. Zampa, G. Zampa, N. Zampa, N. Zampa, A. Rashevsky, A. Rashevsky, A. Vacchi, A. Vacchi, I. Rashevskaya, I. Rashevskaya, S. Fabiani, S. Fabiani, N. Zorzi, N. Zorzi, C. Piemonte, C. Piemonte, P. Bellutti, P. Bellutti, F. Ficorella, F. Ficorella, G. Borghi, G. Borghi, L. Burderi, L. Burderi, } "Characterization of a LaBr3 scintillator with multi-cell Silicon Drift Detector (SDD) readout", Proc. SPIE 9905, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 99056J (18 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2232605; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2232605
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