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

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title = "Evaluation of a pre-cell hit detector for the future single ion hit facility in Lund",
abstract = "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%.",
keywords = "SIHF, Delta E detector, thin silicon detector, single ions, single cells",
author = "Charlotta Nilsson and Jan Pallon and Goran Thungstrom and Natalia Arteaga and Vaida Auzelyte and Mikael Elfman and Per Kristiansson and Christer Nilsson and Marie Wegd{\'e}n",
note = "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)",
year = "2006",
doi = "10.1016/j.nimb.2006.03.165",
language = "English",
volume = "249",
pages = "924--927",
journal = "Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research. Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms",
issn = "0168-583X",
publisher = "Elsevier",
number = "1-2",