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Title: Experimental evaluation of the response of micro-channel plate detector to ions with 10s of MeV energies

Abstract

The absolute calibration of a microchannel plate (MCP) assembly using a Thomson spectrometer for laser-driven ion beams is described. In order to obtain the response of the whole detection system to the particles’ impact, a slotted solid state nuclear track detector (CR-39) was installed in front of the MCP to record the ions simultaneously on both detectors. The response of the MCP (counts/particles) was measured for 5–58 MeV carbon ions and for protons in the energy range 2–17.3 MeV. The response of the MCP detector is non-trivial when the stopping range of particles becomes larger than the thickness of the detector. Protons with energies E ≳ 10 MeV are energetic enough that they can pass through the MCP detector. Quantitative analysis of the pits formed in CR-39 and the signal generated in the MCP allowed to determine the MCP response to particles in this energy range. Moreover, a theoretical model allows to predict the response of MCP at even higher proton energies. This suggests that in this regime the MCP response is a slowly decreasing function of energy, consistently with the decrease of the deposited energy. These calibration data will enable particle spectra to be obtained in absolute terms overmore » a broad energy range.« less

Authors:
;  [1];  [2]; ;  [1]; ; ; ; ; ;  [3]
  1. Center for Relativistic Laser Science, Institute of Basic Science (IBS), Gwangju 61005 (Korea, Republic of)
  2. (GIST), Gwangju 61005 (Korea, Republic of)
  3. School of Mathematics and Physics, The Queen’s University of Belfast, Belfast BT7 1NN (United Kingdom)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22597756
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Review of Scientific Instruments; Journal Volume: 87; Journal Issue: 8; Other Information: (c) 2016 Author(s); Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; CALIBRATION; CARBON; CARBON IONS; DEPOSITS; DETECTION; ENERGY DEPENDENCE; EVALUATION; ION BEAMS; MEV RANGE; MICROCHANNEL ELECTRON MULTIPLIERS; PARTICLE TRACKS; PARTICLES; PROTONS; SIGNALS; SOLIDS; SPECTRA; SPECTROMETERS; SPECTROSCOPY; THICKNESS

Citation Formats

Jeong, Tae Won, Ter-Avetisyan, S., Department of Physics and Photon Science, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Singh, P. K., Kakolee, K. F., Scullion, C., Ahmed, H., Hadjisolomou, P., Alejo, A., Kar, S., and Borghesi, M. Experimental evaluation of the response of micro-channel plate detector to ions with 10s of MeV energies. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4959187.
Jeong, Tae Won, Ter-Avetisyan, S., Department of Physics and Photon Science, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Singh, P. K., Kakolee, K. F., Scullion, C., Ahmed, H., Hadjisolomou, P., Alejo, A., Kar, S., & Borghesi, M. Experimental evaluation of the response of micro-channel plate detector to ions with 10s of MeV energies. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4959187.
Jeong, Tae Won, Ter-Avetisyan, S., Department of Physics and Photon Science, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Singh, P. K., Kakolee, K. F., Scullion, C., Ahmed, H., Hadjisolomou, P., Alejo, A., Kar, S., and Borghesi, M. Mon . "Experimental evaluation of the response of micro-channel plate detector to ions with 10s of MeV energies". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4959187.
@article{osti_22597756,
title = {Experimental evaluation of the response of micro-channel plate detector to ions with 10s of MeV energies},
author = {Jeong, Tae Won and Ter-Avetisyan, S. and Department of Physics and Photon Science, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology and Singh, P. K. and Kakolee, K. F. and Scullion, C. and Ahmed, H. and Hadjisolomou, P. and Alejo, A. and Kar, S. and Borghesi, M.},
abstractNote = {The absolute calibration of a microchannel plate (MCP) assembly using a Thomson spectrometer for laser-driven ion beams is described. In order to obtain the response of the whole detection system to the particles’ impact, a slotted solid state nuclear track detector (CR-39) was installed in front of the MCP to record the ions simultaneously on both detectors. The response of the MCP (counts/particles) was measured for 5–58 MeV carbon ions and for protons in the energy range 2–17.3 MeV. The response of the MCP detector is non-trivial when the stopping range of particles becomes larger than the thickness of the detector. Protons with energies E ≳ 10 MeV are energetic enough that they can pass through the MCP detector. Quantitative analysis of the pits formed in CR-39 and the signal generated in the MCP allowed to determine the MCP response to particles in this energy range. Moreover, a theoretical model allows to predict the response of MCP at even higher proton energies. This suggests that in this regime the MCP response is a slowly decreasing function of energy, consistently with the decrease of the deposited energy. These calibration data will enable particle spectra to be obtained in absolute terms over a broad energy range.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4959187},
journal = {Review of Scientific Instruments},
number = 8,
volume = 87,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Aug 15 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Mon Aug 15 00:00:00 EDT 2016}
}