Characterizations of new Delta E detectors for single-ion hit facility

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This paper describes the performance evaluation of new Delta E detectors to be used as pre-cell hit detectors in living cell irradiation experiments at the Lund Ion Beam Analysis facility (LIBAF). Using these detectors with a thickness down to 4.15 mu m fabricated at Lund University, an experiment was setup in which Delta E-detectors were used together with a stop E-detector in a telescope system under coincidence measurements. The characteristics of Delta E detectors were based on the optimal detection of the passage of 2.55 MeV protons. The results of these tests demonstrate that the detector telescope clearly separates the protons, this due to high signal-to-noise ratio and good energy resolution of the Delta E-detectors. The best performing detector was shown to have a detection efficiency of 95% at thickness of 9.7 mu m. This type of high-performing detector is suitable for the planned role of the Delta E-detector in the future cell irradiation experiments. (C) 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Subatomic Physics


  • Transmission detector, Delta E detector, Single ions, Delta E-E, telescope, SIHF
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)281-286
JournalNuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research. Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Publication categoryResearch

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The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Nuclear Physics (Faculty of Technology) (011013007)