Development of a high-precision color gamma-ray image sensor based on TSV-MPPC and diced scintillator arrays

T. Oshima, Jun Kataoka, A. Kishimoto, T. Fujita, Y. Kurei, T. Nishiyama, H. Morita, S. Yamamoto, K. Ogawa

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    We developed a high-precision color gamma-ray image sensor with fine spatial resolution that is cost effective, widely applicable, and very sensitive, by using a diced Ce-doped Gd3Al2Ga3O12 (Ce:GAGG) scintillator array coupled with a 3.0×3.0 mm2/pixel 8×8 MPPC-array. The proposed image sensor can measure the energy of individual X-ray photons transmitted through an object. The pixel size of the Ce:GAGG scintillator array is 0.2 mm, and the pixels are separated by 50-μm-wide micro-grooves. The image sensor has an area of 20×20 mm2 and a thickness of 1.0 mm, and it achieves an excellent spatial resolution of 0.3-0.4 mm and energy resolutions of 12% and 18% (FWHM) for 122 and 59.5 keV gamma-rays, respectively. We conducted an experiment to determine the local effective atomic number of metals using dual-energy gamma-ray sources. In addition, we developed a color-composite image using mixed images taken at three energies (31, 59.5, and 88 keV).

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)8-14
    Number of pages7
    JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
    Publication statusPublished - 2015 Dec 11



    • Ce:GAGG
    • FPD
    • MPPC

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Instrumentation
    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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