Recent advances in segmented low-gain avalanche detectors (LGADs) make them promising for the position-sensitive detection of low-energy X-ray photons thanks to their internal gain. LGAD microstrip sensors fabricated by Fondazione Bruno Kessler have been investigated using X-rays with both charge-integrating and single-photon-counting readout chips developed at the Paul Scherrer Institut. In this work it is shown that the charge multiplication occurring in the sensor allows the detection of X-rays with improved signal-to-noise ratio in comparison with standard silicon sensors. The application in the tender X-ray energy range is demonstrated by the detection of the sulfur K α and K β lines (2.3 and 2.46 keV) in an energy-dispersive fluorescence spectrometer at the Swiss Light Source. Although further improvements in the segmentation and in the quantum efficiency at low energy are still necessary, this work paves the way for the development of single-photon-counting detectors in the soft X-ray energy range.

Development of low-energy X-ray detectors using LGAD sensors / Andra, M.; Zhang, J.; Bergamaschi, A.; Barten, R.; Borca, C.; Borghi, G.; Boscardin, M.; Busca, P.; Bruckner, M.; Cartiglia, N.; Chiriotti, S.; Dalla Betta, G. -F.; Dinapoli, R.; Fajardo, P.; Ferrero, M.; Ficorella, F.; Frojdh, E.; Greiffenberg, D.; Huthwelker, T.; Lopez-Cuenca, C.; Meyer, M.; Mezza, D.; Mozzanica, A.; Pancheri, L.; Paternoster, G.; Redford, S.; Ruat, M.; Ruder, C.; Schmitt, B.; Shi, X.; Sola, V.; Thattil, D.; Tinti, G.; Vetter, S.. - In: JOURNAL OF SYNCHROTRON RADIATION. - ISSN 0909-0495. - ELETTRONICO. - 26:Pt 4(2019), pp. 1226-1237. [10.1107/S1600577519005393]

Development of low-energy X-ray detectors using LGAD sensors

Boscardin M.;Dalla Betta G. -F.;Ficorella F.;Pancheri L.;Paternoster G.;
2019

Abstract

Recent advances in segmented low-gain avalanche detectors (LGADs) make them promising for the position-sensitive detection of low-energy X-ray photons thanks to their internal gain. LGAD microstrip sensors fabricated by Fondazione Bruno Kessler have been investigated using X-rays with both charge-integrating and single-photon-counting readout chips developed at the Paul Scherrer Institut. In this work it is shown that the charge multiplication occurring in the sensor allows the detection of X-rays with improved signal-to-noise ratio in comparison with standard silicon sensors. The application in the tender X-ray energy range is demonstrated by the detection of the sulfur K α and K β lines (2.3 and 2.46 keV) in an energy-dispersive fluorescence spectrometer at the Swiss Light Source. Although further improvements in the segmentation and in the quantum efficiency at low energy are still necessary, this work paves the way for the development of single-photon-counting detectors in the soft X-ray energy range.
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Andra, M.; Zhang, J.; Bergamaschi, A.; Barten, R.; Borca, C.; Borghi, G.; Boscardin, M.; Busca, P.; Bruckner, M.; Cartiglia, N.; Chiriotti, S.; Dalla Betta, G. -F.; Dinapoli, R.; Fajardo, P.; Ferrero, M.; Ficorella, F.; Frojdh, E.; Greiffenberg, D.; Huthwelker, T.; Lopez-Cuenca, C.; Meyer, M.; Mezza, D.; Mozzanica, A.; Pancheri, L.; Paternoster, G.; Redford, S.; Ruat, M.; Ruder, C.; Schmitt, B.; Shi, X.; Sola, V.; Thattil, D.; Tinti, G.; Vetter, S.
Development of low-energy X-ray detectors using LGAD sensors / Andra, M.; Zhang, J.; Bergamaschi, A.; Barten, R.; Borca, C.; Borghi, G.; Boscardin, M.; Busca, P.; Bruckner, M.; Cartiglia, N.; Chiriotti, S.; Dalla Betta, G. -F.; Dinapoli, R.; Fajardo, P.; Ferrero, M.; Ficorella, F.; Frojdh, E.; Greiffenberg, D.; Huthwelker, T.; Lopez-Cuenca, C.; Meyer, M.; Mezza, D.; Mozzanica, A.; Pancheri, L.; Paternoster, G.; Redford, S.; Ruat, M.; Ruder, C.; Schmitt, B.; Shi, X.; Sola, V.; Thattil, D.; Tinti, G.; Vetter, S.. - In: JOURNAL OF SYNCHROTRON RADIATION. - ISSN 0909-0495. - ELETTRONICO. - 26:Pt 4(2019), pp. 1226-1237. [10.1107/S1600577519005393]
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