A new silicon detector telescope for measuring the linear energy transfer distribution over the range from 0.2 to 400keV/μm in space

Tadayoshi Doke, Takayoshi Hayashi, Nobuyuki Hasebe, Jun Kikuchi, Sachiko Kono, Takeshi Murakami, Takao Sakaguchi, Kenichi Takahashi, Takeshi Takashima

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Abstract

A new telescope consisting of three two-dimensional position-sensitive silicon detectors which can measure the linear energy transfer (LET) distribution over the range from 0.2 to 400keV/μm has been developed as a realtime radiation monitor in manned spacecraft. First, the principle of LET measurement and its design method are described. Second, suitable electronic parameters for the LET measurement are experimentally determined. Finally, the telescope performance is investigated by using relativistic heavy ions. The first in-flight test of this type of telescope on the US Space Shuttle (STS-84) is scheduled for May, 1997.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6241-6247
Number of pages7
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers
Volume35
Issue number12 A
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Dec
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Dose equivalent
  • LET
  • Real-time radiation monitor
  • Space radiation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Engineering(all)

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    Doke, T., Hayashi, T., Hasebe, N., Kikuchi, J., Kono, S., Murakami, T., Sakaguchi, T., Takahashi, K., & Takashima, T. (1996). A new silicon detector telescope for measuring the linear energy transfer distribution over the range from 0.2 to 400keV/μm in space. Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers, 35(12 A), 6241-6247.