We developed a method to make gem foils with a spherical geometry. Tests of this procedure and with the resulting spherical gems are presented. Together with a spherical drift electrode, a spherical conversion gap can be formed. This would eliminate the parallax error for detection of x-rays, neutrons or uv photons when a gaseous converter is used. This parallax error limits the spatial resolution at wide scattering angles. The method is inexpensive and flexible towards possible changes in the design. We show advanced plans to make a prototype of an entirely spherical triple-gem detector, including a spherical readout structure. This detector will have a superior position resolution, also at wide angles, and a high rate capability. A completely spherical gaseous detector has never been made before. ©2009 IEEE

Pinto, S., Alfonsi, M., Brock, I., Croci, G., David, E., De Oliveira, R., et al. (2009). Spherical gems for parallax-free detectors. In 2009 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, NSS/MIC 2009; Orlando, FL; United States; 25 October 2009 through 31 October 2009 (pp.225-230). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers [10.1109/NSSMIC.2009.5401786].

Spherical gems for parallax-free detectors

CROCI, GABRIELE;
2009

Abstract

We developed a method to make gem foils with a spherical geometry. Tests of this procedure and with the resulting spherical gems are presented. Together with a spherical drift electrode, a spherical conversion gap can be formed. This would eliminate the parallax error for detection of x-rays, neutrons or uv photons when a gaseous converter is used. This parallax error limits the spatial resolution at wide scattering angles. The method is inexpensive and flexible towards possible changes in the design. We show advanced plans to make a prototype of an entirely spherical triple-gem detector, including a spherical readout structure. This detector will have a superior position resolution, also at wide angles, and a high rate capability. A completely spherical gaseous detector has never been made before. ©2009 IEEE
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Radiation; Nuclear and High Energy Physics; Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Imaging
English
IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, NSS/MIC 25 - 31 October
9781424439621
Pinto, S., Alfonsi, M., Brock, I., Croci, G., David, E., De Oliveira, R., et al. (2009). Spherical gems for parallax-free detectors. In 2009 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, NSS/MIC 2009; Orlando, FL; United States; 25 October 2009 through 31 October 2009 (pp.225-230). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers [10.1109/NSSMIC.2009.5401786].
Pinto, S; Alfonsi, M; Brock, I; Croci, G; David, E; De Oliveira, R; Ropelewski, L; Van Stenis, M; Taureg, H; Villa, M
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