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Consolidated techniques used for space-borne X-ray and gamma-ray instruments are based on the use of scintillators coupled to Silicon photo-detectors. This technology associated with modern very low noise read-out electronics allows the design of innovative architectures able to reduce drastically the system complexity and power consumption, also with a moderate-to-high number of channels. These detector architectures can be exploited in the design of space instrumentation for gamma-spectroscopy with the benefit of possible smart background rejection strategies. We describe a detector prototype with 3D imaging capabilities to be employed in future gamma-ray and particle space missions in the 0.002-100 MeV energy range. The instrument is based on a stack of scintillating bars read out by Silicon Drift Detectors (SDDs) at both ends. The spatial segmentation and the crystal double-side readout allow a …
IOP Publishing
Publication date: 
1 Oct 2016

FABIO Fuschino, RICCARDO Campana, CLAUDIO Labanti, M Marisaldi, LORENZO Amati, MAURO Fiorini, MICHELA Uslenghi, G Baldazzi, YURI Evangelista, I Elmi, MARCO Feroci, F Frontera, A Rachevski, LP Rignanese, A Vacchi, G Zampa, N Zampa, I Rashevskaya, Pierluigi Bellutti, Claudio Piemonte

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Volume: 763 Pages: 012009
Applications of Novel Scintillators for Research and Industry (ANSRI 2016)