Oct 3 – 7, 2022
Science Culture Center, IBS
Asia/Seoul timezone

Study on the application of SiPM to γ-ray and charged particle measurement using scintillation crystals

Oct 4, 2022, 6:56 PM
S236 (Science Culture Center, IBS)


Science Culture Center, IBS

55 EXPO-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon
Poster Session Poster Session


Sunghan Bae (Center for Exotic Nuclear Studies, IBS)


Silicon Photo Multiplier (SiPM) is a light sensor which has multi micro pixels working in Geiger mode with several tens of volts. The SiPM has been recognized as an alternative to the Photo Multiplier Tube (PMT) for its compact size of millimeter order and its robustness to magnetic field. The signals from SiPM are proportional to the number of fired pixels, not directly to the number of incident photons and they can be different from those of PMT. Recently, the SiPM-based scintillation detectors are actively studied for various purposes including energy calorimetry [1, 2], time of flight measurement [3] and imaging for medical scan [4 - 8]. Their performance showed large variance implying the versatility of such detector systems. Thus, it is crucial to find an optimized application of SiPM for each detector system.
The purpose of our study is to develope SiPM-based scintillation detector system for $\gamma$-ray and charged particle measurement. We have inspected the performance of the SiPM attached on CsI(Tl) and GAGG(Ce) crystals by applying radiation sources. The energy resolution and gain depending on the over voltage are identified with single SiPM on the crystals, and we identified improved energy resolutions using multiple SiPMs under the optimized over voltage. Furthermore, the position dependence of energy spectra from separated SiPMs on single bulk crystal is noticed, and a possible way to merge separated signals from multiple SiPM on a bulk scintillator without relative gain matching is demonstrated. We will present these results and future applications of the SiPM-based scintillation detector system for nuclear physics experiments.

Primary authors

Sunghan Bae (Center for Exotic Nuclear Studies, IBS) Sunghoon(Tony) Ahn (Institute for Basic Science) Soomi Cha (Center for Exotic Nuclear Studies) Jongwon Hwang (Center for Exotic Nuclear Studies, Institute for Basic Science) Dahee Kim (Center for exotic nuclear studies, Institute Basic Science) Dr Yunghee Kim (Center for Exotic Nuclear Studies, IBS) Chaeyeon PARK (EWHA Womans University / CENS(IBS)) Dr Kevin Insik Hahn (Center for Exotic Nuclear Studies, Institute for Basic Science)

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