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Test of pixel detectors for laser-driven accelerated particle beams

Author
Assmann Walter Ludwig-Maximilians-Universit¨at M¨unchen

Year
2011

Scientific journal
JINST 6 (2011) C12030

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Abstract
Experiments have been performed at the Munich 14MV Tandem accelerator with 8–20MeV protons in dc and pulsed beam, the latter producing comparable flux as a LDA ion pulse. For detection tests we chose the position-sensitive quantum-counting semiconductor pixel detector Timepix which also provides per-pixel energy- or time-sensitivity. Additionally other types of commercially available pixel detectors are being evaluated such as the RadEye™1, a large area (25 x 50 mm2) CMOS image sensor. All of these devices are able to resolve individual ions with high spatial- and energy-resolution down to the level of mm and tens of keV, respectively. Various beam delivering parameters of the accelerator were thus evaluated and verified. The different readout modes of the Timepix detector which is operated with an integrated USB-based readout interface allow online visualization of single and time-integrated events. Therefore Timepix offers the greatest potential in analyzing the beam parameters.

Cite article as:
W. Assmann, "Test of pixel detectors for laser-driven accelerated particle beams", JINST 6 (2011) C12030 (2011)

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