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Title: Simulation of a Scintillator-based Compton Telescope with Micropattern Readout

Abstract

We describe simulations of a Compton telescope gamma-ray detector. The model is based on scintillation detectors and low-mass, photosensitive micro-pattern detectors, particu- larly the plasma panel sensor. The detector model has ten to twenty layers, to maximize the probability of Compton scattering while minimizing multiple scattering in a single layer. The simulations explore optimizing the micro-pattern detec- tor pixel geometry, the scintillator material, the total detector thickness, and the number of layers. In addition, we explored algorithms for determining the interaction position, total energy and discriminating Compton scattering from other processes. Our initial results indicate that this kind of Compton telescope can be much more efficient that silicon or germanium-based telescopes while providing very good position resolution.

Authors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. ORNL
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Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Holifield Radioactive Ion Beam Facility
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
931089
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, Honolulu, HI, USA, 20071027, 20071103
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; ALGORITHMS; COMPTON EFFECT; SCATTERING; GAMMA DETECTION; RESOLUTION; SCINTILLATION COUNTERS; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; TELESCOPES

Citation Formats

Varner Jr, Robert L, and Beene, James R. Simulation of a Scintillator-based Compton Telescope with Micropattern Readout. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Varner Jr, Robert L, & Beene, James R. Simulation of a Scintillator-based Compton Telescope with Micropattern Readout. United States.
Varner Jr, Robert L, and Beene, James R. Mon . "Simulation of a Scintillator-based Compton Telescope with Micropattern Readout". United States. doi:.
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abstractNote = {We describe simulations of a Compton telescope gamma-ray detector. The model is based on scintillation detectors and low-mass, photosensitive micro-pattern detectors, particu- larly the plasma panel sensor. The detector model has ten to twenty layers, to maximize the probability of Compton scattering while minimizing multiple scattering in a single layer. The simulations explore optimizing the micro-pattern detec- tor pixel geometry, the scintillator material, the total detector thickness, and the number of layers. In addition, we explored algorithms for determining the interaction position, total energy and discriminating Compton scattering from other processes. Our initial results indicate that this kind of Compton telescope can be much more efficient that silicon or germanium-based telescopes while providing very good position resolution.},
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year = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2007},
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