Response of a Li-glass/multi-anode photomultiplier detector to α-particles from 241 Am

E. Rofors, H. Perrey, R. Al Jebali, J. R.M. Annand, L. Boyd, U. Clemens, S. Desert, R. Engels, K. G. Fissum, H. Frielinghaus, C. Gheorghe, R. Hall-Wilton, S. Jaksch, A. Jalgén, K. Kanaki, G. Kemmerling, V. Maulerova, N. Mauritzson, R. Montgomery, J. ScherzingerB. Seitz

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The response of a position-sensitive Li-glass scintillator detector to α-particles from a collimated 241 Am source scanned across the face of the detector has been measured. Scintillation light was read out by an 8 × 8 pixel multi-anode photomultiplier and the signal amplitude for each pixel has been recorded for every position on a scan. The pixel signal is strongly dependent on position and in general several pixels will register a signal (a hit) above a given threshold. The effect of this threshold on hit multiplicity is studied, with a view to optimize the single-hit efficiency of the detector.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)90-96
Number of pages7
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Subatomic Physics


  • GS20 scintillating glass
  • H12700A
  • Multi-anode photomultiplier
  • Position-dependent α-particle response
  • SoNDe thermal neutron detector


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