This paper presents the design flow of a detector for tracking charged particles together with the characterization techniques developed to extract the main design specifications. The goals for the final detector are to achieve real-time imaging, a large detection area and a high spatial resolution particularly suitable for medical imaging applications. The main concepts have been patented by the INFN. This paper describes the prototype tracker, which has a 20x20 cm2 sensitive area consisting of two crossed ribbons of 500 μm square scintillating fibers. The track position information is real-time extracted in an innovative way, using a reduced number of read-out channels to obtain a very large detection area but with moderate costs and complexity. The performance of the tracker has been investigated using ß sources, cosmic rays, and a 62 MeV proton beam.
|Titolo:||Design and Characterization of a Real Time, Large Area, High Spatial Resolution Particle Tracker Based on Scintillating Fibers|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2013|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|