In this work preliminary results of single-photon measurements made with a LaBr3:Ce continuous scintillation crystal (BrilLanCe 380™, by Saint-Gobain Crystals, FR) coupled to an array of Multi-Pixel Photon Counters (MPPC™, by Hamamatsu Photonics, JP) are presented. The array of 7 MPPCs was realized as the innermost element of the hexagonal Anger-like structure suitable for growing to larger areas by adding peripheral elements. The design of MPPC electronic readout for position determination was based on Anger logic. Wide-band amplifiers (by MITEQ®, US) were used for signals conditioning. Digitized traces of background,57Co and133Ba collimated irradiation were captured, characterized and stored by using the data-logging capabilities of a WaveMaster Oscilloscope (by LeCroy, US). Results are presented in terms of energy response, position sensing and signals fall and rise times. © 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
|Pages (from-to)||598 - 604|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment|
|Publication status||Published - 21 Jul 2009|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
Scafè, R., Cinti, M. N., Di Lorenzo, P., Zambotti, A., Sacco, D., Pisacane, F., ... Pani, R. (2009). Readout of a LaBr. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 606(3), 598 - 604. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2009.05.144