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The Argonne silicon strip-detector array

Abstract

Many nuclear physics experiments require the ability to analyze events in which large numbers of charged particles are detected and identified simultaneously, with good resolution and high efficiency, either alone, or in coincidence with gamma rays. The authors have constructed a compact large-area detector array to measure these processes efficiently and with excellent energy resolution. The array consists of four double-sided silicon strip detectors, each 5x5 cm{sup 2} in area, with front and back sides divided into 16 strips. To exploit the capability of the device fully, a system to read each strip-detector segment has been designed and constructed, based around a custom-built multi-channel preamplifier. The remainder of the system consists of high-density CAMAC modules, including multi-channel discriminators, charge-sensing analog-to-digital converters, and time-to-digital converters. The array`s performance has been evaluated using alpha-particle sources, and in a number of experiments conducted at Argonne and elsewhere. Energy resolutions of {Delta}E {approx} 20-30 keV have been observed for 5 to 8 MeV alpha particles, as well as time resolutions {Delta}T {<=} 500 ps. 4 figs.
Authors:
Wuosmaa, A H; Back, B B; Betts, R R; Freer, M; Gehring, J; Glagola, B G; Happ, Th; Henderson, D J; Wilt, P; [1]  Bearden, I G [2] 
  1. Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)
  2. Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN (United States). Dept. of Physics
Publication Date:
Aug 01, 1992
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
AECL-10613(v.2); CONF-920548-; CONF-9205444-
Reference Number:
SCA: 440103; PA: AIX-28:057411; EDB-97:120149; SN: 97001841637
Resource Relation:
Conference: Workshop on large gamma-ray detector arrays, Ottawa (Canada); Chalk River (Canada), 18-23 May 1992; 19-23 May 1992; Other Information: PBD: Aug 1992; Related Information: Is Part Of Proceedings of the international conference on nuclear structure at high angular momentum and the workshop on large gamma-ray detector arrays; PB: 500 p.
Subject:
44 INSTRUMENTATION, INCLUDING NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE DETECTORS; SI SEMICONDUCTOR DETECTORS; ALPHA PARTICLES; ANL; ALPHA DETECTION; CAMAC SYSTEM; CARBON 12 REACTIONS; CARBON 12 TARGET; DESIGN; ENERGY SPECTRA; INELASTIC SCATTERING; OPERATION
OSTI ID:
520539
Research Organizations:
Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd., Chalk River, ON (Canada). Chalk River Nuclear Labs.
Country of Origin:
Canada
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE97638960; TRN: CA9700517057411
Availability:
INIS; OSTI as DE97638960
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
pp. 418-422
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Wuosmaa, A H, Back, B B, Betts, R R, Freer, M, Gehring, J, Glagola, B G, Happ, Th, Henderson, D J, Wilt, P, and Bearden, I G. The Argonne silicon strip-detector array. Canada: N. p., 1992. Web.
Wuosmaa, A H, Back, B B, Betts, R R, Freer, M, Gehring, J, Glagola, B G, Happ, Th, Henderson, D J, Wilt, P, & Bearden, I G. The Argonne silicon strip-detector array. Canada.
Wuosmaa, A H, Back, B B, Betts, R R, Freer, M, Gehring, J, Glagola, B G, Happ, Th, Henderson, D J, Wilt, P, and Bearden, I G. 1992. "The Argonne silicon strip-detector array." Canada.
@misc{etde_520539,
title = {The Argonne silicon strip-detector array}
author = {Wuosmaa, A H, Back, B B, Betts, R R, Freer, M, Gehring, J, Glagola, B G, Happ, Th, Henderson, D J, Wilt, P, and Bearden, I G}
abstractNote = {Many nuclear physics experiments require the ability to analyze events in which large numbers of charged particles are detected and identified simultaneously, with good resolution and high efficiency, either alone, or in coincidence with gamma rays. The authors have constructed a compact large-area detector array to measure these processes efficiently and with excellent energy resolution. The array consists of four double-sided silicon strip detectors, each 5x5 cm{sup 2} in area, with front and back sides divided into 16 strips. To exploit the capability of the device fully, a system to read each strip-detector segment has been designed and constructed, based around a custom-built multi-channel preamplifier. The remainder of the system consists of high-density CAMAC modules, including multi-channel discriminators, charge-sensing analog-to-digital converters, and time-to-digital converters. The array`s performance has been evaluated using alpha-particle sources, and in a number of experiments conducted at Argonne and elsewhere. Energy resolutions of {Delta}E {approx} 20-30 keV have been observed for 5 to 8 MeV alpha particles, as well as time resolutions {Delta}T {<=} 500 ps. 4 figs.}
place = {Canada}
year = {1992}
month = {Aug}
}