A scintillation gamma-ray detector, composed of a commercial 0.5" thick, 0.5" diameter LaBr3(Ce) crystal coupled to a 7-cell hexagonal Silicon Drift Detector has been developed and tested. The characterization with X-rays and gamma rays is presented and discussed also within the context of the optical properties of the readout system. A final comparison between our results and state of the art is also discussed in order to propose this prototype for astrophysical applications.
International Society for Optics and Photonics
18 Jul 2016
Volume: 9905 Pages: 99056J
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray