Compact X-rays detectors made of 1/2” or 1”: LaBr3:Ce crystals of cubic shape with SiPM array readout have been developed for the FAMU experiment at RIKEN-RAL. The aim is a precise measurement of the proton Zemach radius with incoming muons. Additional applications may be found in medical physics, such as PET, homeland security and gamma-ray astronomy. Due to the high photon yield of LaBr3:Ce it was possible to use a simple readout scheme based on CAEN V1730 digitizers. Detectors, using Hamamatsu S13361 or S14161 arrays, have good FWHM energy resolutions up to 3% (8%) at the Cs137 (Co57) peak, comparing well with the best results obtained with a photomultiplier's readout. Detailed studies were performed to correct online the drift with temperature of SiPM gain and to reduce the risetime/falltime of detectors’ signals, that increased going from 1/2” to 1” detectors, due to the larger capacity of the used SiPM arrays.

Large area LaBr3:Ce crystals read by SiPM arrays with improved timing and temperature gain drift control

Menegolli A.;Rossini R.
2023-01-01

Abstract

Compact X-rays detectors made of 1/2” or 1”: LaBr3:Ce crystals of cubic shape with SiPM array readout have been developed for the FAMU experiment at RIKEN-RAL. The aim is a precise measurement of the proton Zemach radius with incoming muons. Additional applications may be found in medical physics, such as PET, homeland security and gamma-ray astronomy. Due to the high photon yield of LaBr3:Ce it was possible to use a simple readout scheme based on CAEN V1730 digitizers. Detectors, using Hamamatsu S13361 or S14161 arrays, have good FWHM energy resolutions up to 3% (8%) at the Cs137 (Co57) peak, comparing well with the best results obtained with a photomultiplier's readout. Detailed studies were performed to correct online the drift with temperature of SiPM gain and to reduce the risetime/falltime of detectors’ signals, that increased going from 1/2” to 1” detectors, due to the larger capacity of the used SiPM arrays.
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