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Room-temperature x- and gamma-ray spectroscopy with silicon drift detectors
Author(s): Lothar Strueder; Robert Hartmann; S. Kemmer; Norbert Krause; Diana Stoetter; Gerhard Lutz; P. Solc; Peter Holl; Peter Lechner; Paolo Leutenegger; Josef Kemmer; Heike Soltau; R. Stoetter; Ulrich Weber; Andrea Castoldi; Carlo Fiorini; Emilio Gatti; Chiara Guazzoni; Antonio Longoni; Marco Sampietro
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Paper Abstract

Silicon Drift Detectors (SDDs) with integrated readout transistors combine a large sensitive area with a small total readnode capacitance and are therefore well suited for high resolution, high count rate X-ray spectroscopy. The low leakage current level obtained by elaborated process technology makes it possible to operate them at room temperature or with moderate thermo-electric cooling. The monolithic combination of several SDDs to a multichannel drift detector solves the limited of size and allows for the realization of new physics experiments and systems. Up to 3 cm2 large SDDs for spectroscopic applications were fabricated and tested. Position sensitive X-ray systems are introduced. The description of the device principle is followed by the introduction of the multichannel drift detector concept. Layout, performance and examples of current and future applications are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 2000
PDF: 19 pages
Proc. SPIE 4141, Hard X-Ray, Gamma-Ray, and Neutron Detector Physics II, (21 November 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.407602
Show Author Affiliations
Lothar Strueder, Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Robert Hartmann, Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
S. Kemmer, Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Norbert Krause, Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (Australia)
Diana Stoetter, Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Gerhard Lutz, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik (Germany)
P. Solc, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik (Germany)
Peter Holl, KETEK GmbH (Germany)
Peter Lechner, KETEK GmbH (Germany)
Paolo Leutenegger, KETEK GmbH (Germany)
Josef Kemmer, KETEK GmbH (Germany)
Heike Soltau, KETEK GmbH (Germany)
R. Stoetter, KETEK GmbH (Germany)
Ulrich Weber, KETEK GmbH (Germany)
Andrea Castoldi, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Carlo Fiorini, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Emilio Gatti, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Chiara Guazzoni, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Antonio Longoni, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Marco Sampietro, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4141:
Hard X-Ray, Gamma-Ray, and Neutron Detector Physics II
Ralph B. James; Richard C. Schirato, Editor(s)

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