Gamma-ray spectroscopy with LaBr

R. Pani, M.N. Cinti, R. Scafe, P. Bennati, R. Pellegrini, F. Vittorini, S. Ridolfi, S. Lo Meo, M. Mattioli, G. Baldazzi, G. Trotta, F. Navarria, G. Moschini, V. Orsolini Cencelli

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Hamamatsu has recently developed a new PMT, R7600U-200, with Ultra BiAlkali (UBA) photocathode (QE=42% @380 nm), replacing it in a BiAlkali (BA) PMT R76001 (QE=22% @380 nm). To evaluate the improvement in energy resolution, we coupled a LaBr3:Ce scintillation crystal, with size 012.5mm x 12.5 mm, to a UBA and to a BA R7600 PMT (22% Q.E.@ 380 nm). Moreover, the lanthanum crystal was coupled to a Hamamatsu R6231MOD, chosen as gold standard (30% Q.E.@380 nm). We utilized also a YAP and LSO scintillation crystals, in order to study the behavior of new photocathode with lower light emission than lanthanum tri-bromide The results from LaBr3:Ce crystal show an energy resolution improvement with UBA photocathode of about 20% in the energy range 32-1332 keV with respect to R7600, close to what expected from the improved quantum efficiency. This result is confirmed also with other two scintillation crystals. Unexpectedly the UBA results with Lathanum tri-bromide are in agreement with ones from R6231 PMT, thought its lower QE. This result is probably due to the different collection efficiency of first dynode stage related to different dynode structure of tubes. ©2008 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event2008 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, NSS/MIC 2008 - , Germany
Duration: 1 Jan 2008 → …


Conference2008 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, NSS/MIC 2008
Period1/1/08 → …


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Pani, R., Cinti, M. N., Scafe, R., Bennati, P., Pellegrini, R., Vittorini, F., ... Orsolini Cencelli, V. (2008). Gamma-ray spectroscopy with LaBr. Paper presented at 2008 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, NSS/MIC 2008, Germany.