The MCP-based neutron counting detector is a novel device that allows high spatial resolution and time-resolved neutron radiography and tomography with epithermal, thermal and cold neutrons. Time resolution is possible by the high readout speeds of ∼ 1200 frames/sec, allowing high resolution event counting with relatively high rates without spatial resolution degradation due to event overlaps. The electronic readout is based on a Timepix sensor, a CMOS pixel readout chip developed at CERN. Currently, a geometry of a quad Timepix detector is used with an active format of 28 × 28 mm2limited by the size of the Timepix quad (2 × 2 chips) readout. Measurements of a set of high-precision micrometers test samples have been performed at the Imaging and Materials Science & Engineering (IMAT) beamline operating at the ISIS spallation neutron source (U.K.). The aim of these experiments was the full characterization of the chip misalignment and of the gaps between each pad in the quad Timepix sensor. Such misalignment causes distortions of the recorded shape of the sample analyzed. We present in this work a post-processing image procedure that considers and corrects these effects. Results of the correction will be discussed and the efficacy of this method evaluated.

Vitucci, G., Minniti, T., Tremsin, A., Kockelmann, W., & Gorini, G. (2018). Investigation of image distortion due to MCP electronic readout misalignment and correction via customized GUI application. JOURNAL OF INSTRUMENTATION, 13(4) [10.1088/1748-0221/13/04/C04028].

Investigation of image distortion due to MCP electronic readout misalignment and correction via customized GUI application

VITUCCI, GIUSEPPE
;
Gorini, G
2018

Abstract

The MCP-based neutron counting detector is a novel device that allows high spatial resolution and time-resolved neutron radiography and tomography with epithermal, thermal and cold neutrons. Time resolution is possible by the high readout speeds of ∼ 1200 frames/sec, allowing high resolution event counting with relatively high rates without spatial resolution degradation due to event overlaps. The electronic readout is based on a Timepix sensor, a CMOS pixel readout chip developed at CERN. Currently, a geometry of a quad Timepix detector is used with an active format of 28 × 28 mm2limited by the size of the Timepix quad (2 × 2 chips) readout. Measurements of a set of high-precision micrometers test samples have been performed at the Imaging and Materials Science & Engineering (IMAT) beamline operating at the ISIS spallation neutron source (U.K.). The aim of these experiments was the full characterization of the chip misalignment and of the gaps between each pad in the quad Timepix sensor. Such misalignment causes distortions of the recorded shape of the sample analyzed. We present in this work a post-processing image procedure that considers and corrects these effects. Results of the correction will be discussed and the efficacy of this method evaluated.
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Analysis and statistical methods; Data processingmethods; Pattern recognition, cluster finding, calibration and fitting methods; Instrumentation; Mathematical Physics
English
Vitucci, G., Minniti, T., Tremsin, A., Kockelmann, W., & Gorini, G. (2018). Investigation of image distortion due to MCP electronic readout misalignment and correction via customized GUI application. JOURNAL OF INSTRUMENTATION, 13(4) [10.1088/1748-0221/13/04/C04028].
Vitucci, G; Minniti, T; Tremsin, A; Kockelmann, W; Gorini, G
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