LAILA is a miniaturized eight-channel electronic readout system for compact γ-ray detectors, combining high-resolution spectroscopy capability with position sensitivity. Compactness is achieved by the combination of a novel CMOS front-end ASIC (Application-Specific Integrated Circuit) for analog processing of a large signal current from Silicon PhotoMultiplier (SiPM) solid-state photodetectors, with a microcontroller-based data acquisition system. The adoption of automatic gain regulation in the gated-integrator stage of the ASIC offers an 84 dB dynamic range, combining single-photon sensitivity with an extended input photon energy range (20 keV-4 MeV, using 30 μm-cell SiPMs). Using this module with properly merged 144 SiPM pixels coupled to a 3 in.-thick lanthanum bromide scintillation crystal, a 3% energy resolution at 662 keV and 1 cm spatial resolution in the estimation of the interaction coordinates are experimentally demonstrated in this work.

Miniaturized USB-powered multi-channel module for gamma spectroscopy and imaging

Buonanno L.;Di Vita D.;Carminati M.;Fiorini C.
2021

Abstract

LAILA is a miniaturized eight-channel electronic readout system for compact γ-ray detectors, combining high-resolution spectroscopy capability with position sensitivity. Compactness is achieved by the combination of a novel CMOS front-end ASIC (Application-Specific Integrated Circuit) for analog processing of a large signal current from Silicon PhotoMultiplier (SiPM) solid-state photodetectors, with a microcontroller-based data acquisition system. The adoption of automatic gain regulation in the gated-integrator stage of the ASIC offers an 84 dB dynamic range, combining single-photon sensitivity with an extended input photon energy range (20 keV-4 MeV, using 30 μm-cell SiPMs). Using this module with properly merged 144 SiPM pixels coupled to a 3 in.-thick lanthanum bromide scintillation crystal, a 3% energy resolution at 662 keV and 1 cm spatial resolution in the estimation of the interaction coordinates are experimentally demonstrated in this work.
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