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A Scintillator Array Table with Spectroscopic Features

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INFN Sezione di Catania, Via Santa Sofia 64, 95123 Catania, Italy
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INFN Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, Via Santa Sofia 62, 95123 Catania, Italy
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Sensors 2022, 22(13), 4754; https://doi.org/10.3390/s22134754
Received: 23 May 2022 / Revised: 13 June 2022 / Accepted: 22 June 2022 / Published: 23 June 2022
(This article belongs to the Special Issue SiPM-Based Photosensors and Their Applications)
In the framework of radioactive material handling, such as in radwaste sorting and segregation operations, the availability of a simple tool to quickly detect and locate gamma radiation spots can be quite convenient. Additional spectroscopic features, even with moderate energy resolutions, could provide a useful benefit. As a proof of principle for such a tool, we developed a gamma detector prototype featuring an array of 10 × 10 CsI(Tl) scintillators (1 × 1 × 1 cm3) providing readouts by means of a corresponding array of 6 × 6 mm2 silicon photo multipliers (SiPM). Such a detector table could be easily incorporated into a work desk for quick scanning of possibly radioactive objects. The proposed detector has a good counting efficiency and energy resolution, while the simulations and tests show interesting hot-spot localization capabilities. View Full-Text
Keywords: radioactive waste sorting; radiation detection; hot-spot localization; scintillator array; SiPM array radioactive waste sorting; radiation detection; hot-spot localization; scintillator array; SiPM array
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Longhitano, F.; Poma, G.E.; Cosentino, L.; Finocchiaro, P. A Scintillator Array Table with Spectroscopic Features. Sensors 2022, 22, 4754. https://doi.org/10.3390/s22134754

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Longhitano F, Poma GE, Cosentino L, Finocchiaro P. A Scintillator Array Table with Spectroscopic Features. Sensors. 2022; 22(13):4754. https://doi.org/10.3390/s22134754

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Longhitano, Fabio, Gaetano E. Poma, Luigi Cosentino, and Paolo Finocchiaro. 2022. "A Scintillator Array Table with Spectroscopic Features" Sensors 22, no. 13: 4754. https://doi.org/10.3390/s22134754

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