A new compact gamma-ray spectrometer was developed in order to optimise the measurement of bremsstrahlung radiation emitted from runaway electrons in the MeV range. The detector is based on a cerium doped lutetium-yttrium oxyorthosilicate (LYSO:Ce) scintillator coupled to a silicon photomultiplier and is insensitive to magnetic fields. A dedicated electronic board was developed to optimise the signal readout as well as for online control of the device. The detector combines a dynamic range up to 10 MeV with moderate energy non-linearity, counting rate capabilities in excess of 1 MHz, and an energy resolution that extrapolates to a few % in the MeV range, thus meeting the requirements for its application to runaway electron studies by bremsstrahlung measurements in the gamma-ray energy range.

Dal Molin, A., Martinelli, L., Nocente, M., Rigamonti, D., Abba, A., Giacomelli, L., et al. (2018). Development of a new compact gamma-ray spectrometer optimised for runaway electron measurements. REVIEW OF SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS, 89(10) [10.1063/1.5038803].

Development of a new compact gamma-ray spectrometer optimised for runaway electron measurements

Dal Molin, A
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Nocente, M;Rigamonti, D;Giacomelli, L;Gorini, G;Muraro, A;Tardocchi, M
2018

Abstract

A new compact gamma-ray spectrometer was developed in order to optimise the measurement of bremsstrahlung radiation emitted from runaway electrons in the MeV range. The detector is based on a cerium doped lutetium-yttrium oxyorthosilicate (LYSO:Ce) scintillator coupled to a silicon photomultiplier and is insensitive to magnetic fields. A dedicated electronic board was developed to optimise the signal readout as well as for online control of the device. The detector combines a dynamic range up to 10 MeV with moderate energy non-linearity, counting rate capabilities in excess of 1 MHz, and an energy resolution that extrapolates to a few % in the MeV range, thus meeting the requirements for its application to runaway electron studies by bremsstrahlung measurements in the gamma-ray energy range.
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Gamma-ray, runaway electrons, tokamak
English
Dal Molin, A., Martinelli, L., Nocente, M., Rigamonti, D., Abba, A., Giacomelli, L., et al. (2018). Development of a new compact gamma-ray spectrometer optimised for runaway electron measurements. REVIEW OF SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS, 89(10) [10.1063/1.5038803].
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