This collaboration has already obtained encouraging results about the performance of 200 and 600 mum thick semiinsulating GaAs detectors, in terms of charge collection efficiency (c.c.e.), detection efficiency and imaging capabilities, to be used as single photon counting detectors with photons in the radiographic energy range. The possible use of such detectors in nuclear medicine implies detection of more energetic photons, up to the 140 keV of the Tc-99m source; thus efficient detectors must be thicker than those previously studied. In this paper, we present the results of the investigation of electrical and detection properties (spectra, c.c.e., energy resolution) of a series of detectors, whose thickness ranges from 200 to 1000 mum, when irradiated with radioactive sources over the energy range used in nuclear medicine. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
|Autori:||Bertolucci E; Bisogni M; Bottigli U; Conti M; Cola A; Fantacci ME; Maestro P; Mettivier G; Quaranta F; Rosso V; Russo P; Stefanini A; Vasanelli L|
|Titolo:||Detection performance of SIGaAs detectors for nuclear medicine|
|Anno del prodotto:||2001|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/S0168-9002(00)01106-2|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|