Si-APD readout for LaBr

Raffaele Scafè, Roberto Pani, Rosanna Pellegrini, Giorgia Iurlaro, Livia Montani, Maria Nerina Cinti

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In this work, we report and compare the results of γ-ray spectroscopy measurements performed using a LaBr3:Ce crystal coupled to a photomultiplier tube with modified base and to a Si-avalanche photodiode readout by standard electronics. Energy resolution values have been obtained in the range from 59.5 keV (241Am) to 1332 keV (60Co). Good linearity in energy response has been found. Energy resolution values obtained with avalanche photodiode readout are underestimated due to the small active area of the presently available photosensor with respect to crystal dimension. © 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)355 - 357
Number of pages3
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number1-2 SPEC. ISS.
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2007
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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