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Silicon photomultipliers for nuclear medical imaging applications
Author(s): Massimo Mazzillo; Giovanni Condorelli; Delfo Sanfilippo; Alessandro Piazza; Giusy Valvo; Beatrice Carbone; Giorgio Fallica; Alfio Pappalardo; Luigi Cosentino; Paolo Finocchiaro; Michele Corselli; Giuseppe Suriani; Salvatore Lombardo; Sergio Billotta; Massimiliano Belluso; Giovanni Bonanno
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Paper Abstract

In this contribution we present the results of the first morphological and electro-optical characterization of Silicon Photomultipliers (SiPM) for nuclear medical imaging applications fabricated in standard silicon planar technology at the STMicroelectronics Catania R&D clean room facility. We have improved our previous Geiger Mode Avalanche Photodiodes (GMAP) technology in order to realize a photodetector with relevant features in terms of single-photoelectron resolution, timing and photon detection efficiency. The performances of our devices, investigated in several experimental conditions and here reported make ST-SiPM suitable in many applications like for example PET (Positron Emission Tomography).

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 April 2008
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7003, Optical Sensors 2008, 70030I (26 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.780204
Show Author Affiliations
Massimo Mazzillo, STMicroelectronics (Italy)
Giovanni Condorelli, STMicroelectronics (Italy)
Delfo Sanfilippo, STMicroelectronics (Italy)
Alessandro Piazza, STMicroelectronics (Italy)
Giusy Valvo, STMicroelectronics (Italy)
Beatrice Carbone, STMicroelectronics (Italy)
Giorgio Fallica, STMicroelectronics (Italy)
Alfio Pappalardo, INFN-Lab. Nazionali del Sud (Italy)
Luigi Cosentino, INFN-Lab. Nazionali del Sud (Italy)
Paolo Finocchiaro, INFN-Lab. Nazionali del Sud (Italy)
Michele Corselli, CNR-IMM (Italy)
Giuseppe Suriani, CNR-IMM (Italy)
Salvatore Lombardo, CNR-IMM (Italy)
Sergio Billotta, INAF-Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania (Italy)
Massimiliano Belluso, INAF-Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania (Italy)
Giovanni Bonanno, INAF-Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7003:
Optical Sensors 2008
Francis Berghmans; Patrick P. Meyrueis; Thomas P. Pearsall; Anna Grazia Mignani; Antonello Cutolo, Editor(s)

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