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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


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.


  • R. Al Jebali
  • J. R.M. Annand
  • L. Boyd
  • U. Clemens
  • S. Desert
  • R. Engels
  • H. Frielinghaus
  • C. Gheorghe
  • R. Hall-Wilton
  • S. Jaksch
  • A. Jalgén
  • K. Kanaki
  • G. Kemmerling
  • V. Maulerova
  • R. Montgomery
  • J. Scherzinger
  • B. Seitz
External organisations
  • European Spallation Source ESS AB
  • University of Glasgow
  • Jülich Research Centre
  • University of Paris-Saclay
  • Mid Sweden University
  • Integrated Detector Electronics AS (IDEAS)
  • Lund University
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Subatomic Physics


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

Related projects

View all (2)

Related infrastructure

View all (1)