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Hadron-induced radiation damage in fast crystal scintillators (Conference Presentation)
Author(s): Ren-Yuan Zhu

Paper Abstract

In high energy physics (HEP) and nuclear physics experiments, total absorption electromagnetic calorimeters (ECAL) made of inorganic crystals are known for their superb energy resolution and detection efficiency for photon and electron measurements. A crystal ECAL is thus the choice for those experiments where precision measurements of photons and electrons are crucial for their physics missions. A crucial issue for crystal detectors to be used in future HEP experiments at the energy and intensity frontiers is radiation damage by ionization dose as well as charged and neutral hadrons. This paper reports recent investigations on hadron-induced radiation damage in various crystal scintillators. Irradiations up 4 ×1015 /cm2 fluence were carried out at the Weapons Neutron Research facility of Los Alamos Neutron Science Center. Results of these investigations show excellent radiation hardness of bright and fast LYSO and BaF2 crystals which may provide a stable detector in an extreme harsh radiation environment, such as the proposed HL-LHC.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 September 2019
Proc. SPIE 11114, Hard X-Ray, Gamma-Ray, and Neutron Detector Physics XXI, 111140Y (9 September 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2530132
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Ren-Yuan Zhu, Caltech (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11114:
Hard X-Ray, Gamma-Ray, and Neutron Detector Physics XXI
Ralph B. James; Arnold Burger; Stephen A. Payne, Editor(s)

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