We investigated the merits of different event parameters in the identification of Light Charged Particles (LCPs) with CsI(Tl) scintillators read out by photodiodes at high incident energy (400 MeV/u). This investigation is made possible by digital signal processing the output signals. As in the conventional analogue case, the digitized signals allow the discrimination of light charged particles by computing the fast and slow components. In addition other identification parameters as the rise time of the output pulses of the CsI(Tl) come out nearly for free. Aim of this paper is the investigation of novel identification plots and the probe of their merits, in particular at relativistic energies. When the energies of the light charged particles exceed those corresponding to their ranges in CsI(Tl), the points related to the punching-through particles gather in the corresponding scatter plots giving rise to a cusp. The punch-through energies provide a complete set of data for the energy calibration of the reaction products stopped in the CsI(Tl). The obtained results suggest that at relativistic beam energies the energy vs. rise time computation provide an efficient figure for the discrimination in charge and mass of LCPs.

Probing the Merits of Different Event Parameters for the Identification of Light Charged Particles in CHIMERA CsI(Tl Detectors With Digital Pulse Shape Analysis

Lombardo I;PAGANO, ANGELO;POLITI, Giuseppe;RIZZO, Francesca;
2013-01-01

Abstract

We investigated the merits of different event parameters in the identification of Light Charged Particles (LCPs) with CsI(Tl) scintillators read out by photodiodes at high incident energy (400 MeV/u). This investigation is made possible by digital signal processing the output signals. As in the conventional analogue case, the digitized signals allow the discrimination of light charged particles by computing the fast and slow components. In addition other identification parameters as the rise time of the output pulses of the CsI(Tl) come out nearly for free. Aim of this paper is the investigation of novel identification plots and the probe of their merits, in particular at relativistic energies. When the energies of the light charged particles exceed those corresponding to their ranges in CsI(Tl), the points related to the punching-through particles gather in the corresponding scatter plots giving rise to a cusp. The punch-through energies provide a complete set of data for the energy calibration of the reaction products stopped in the CsI(Tl). The obtained results suggest that at relativistic beam energies the energy vs. rise time computation provide an efficient figure for the discrimination in charge and mass of LCPs.
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