Evaluation of a pre-cell hit detector for the future single ion hit facility in Lund

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Currently, a single ion hit facility, for irradiation of single cells with single, light MeV ions is under development at the Lund Nuclear Microprobe. In this paper, a novel approach to the ion detection issue is presented. A silicon detector, a type utilized at other facilities for post-cell ion detection, has been investigated as a possible option for pre-cell hit detection. If proven successful, this detector could possibly also be used simultaneously as vacuum window. The first experiments carried out on the 9 mu m thick silicon detector, with an area of 4 mm(2), have been aimed at investigations of signal-to-noise ratio and efficiency. The results thus far reveal a low noise level and a noise distribution, which is well separated from the signal peak. However, the efficiency remains a problem, since at present it is far from the required 100%.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Subatomic Physics


  • SIHF, Delta E detector, thin silicon detector, single ions, single cells
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)924-927
JournalNuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research. Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2006
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)