The Silicon PhotoMultiplier (SiPM) APD represents an interesting advance in photodetection and could soon be a rival to traditional PMTs in many applications. The SiPM is effectively a densely packed 2D array of Geiger-mode APD microcells, each having individual resistive quenching and multiplexed outputs. In this way the SiPM acts as a linear, high-gain photodetector for moderate photon flux (N-photon < N-cells). The Metal-Resistor- Silicon (MRS) structure SiPM, produced by CPTA Russia, has been characterised and tested for scintillator light detection in medical applications such as PET. We present a summary of measurements of the device's primary operating characteristics and results of the application to scintillator readout. (c) 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
|Autori interni:||BELCARI, NICOLA|
DEL GUERRA, ALBERTO
|Autori:||Herbert DJ; D'Ascenzo N; BELCARI N; Del Guerra A; Morsani F; Saveliev V|
|Titolo:||Study of SiPM as a potential photodetector for scintillator readout|
|Anno del prodotto:||2006|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.nima.2006.05.143|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|