TITLE

A silicon photomultiplier readout for time of flight neutron spectroscopy with γ-ray detectors

AUTHOR(S)
Pietropaolo, A.; Gorini, G.; Festa, G.; Andreani, C.; De Pascale, M. P.; Reali, E.; Grazzi, F.; Schooneveld, E. M.
PUB. DATE
September 2009
SOURCE
Review of Scientific Instruments;Sep2009, Vol. 80 Issue 9, p095108
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The silicon photomultiplier (SiPM) is a recently developed photosensor used in particle physics, e.g., for detection of minimum ionizing particles and/or Cherenkov radiation. Its performance is comparable to that of photomultiplier tubes, but with advantages in terms of reduced volume and magnetic field insensitivity. In the present study, the performance of a gamma ray detector made of an yttrium aluminum perovskite scintillation crystal and a SiPM-based readout is assessed for use in time of flight neutron spectroscopy. Measurements performed at the ISIS pulsed neutron source demonstrate the feasibility of γ-detection based on the new device.
ACCESSION #
44388159

 

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