A Compton camera has been developed based on Si and CdTe semiconductor detectors with high spatial and spectral resolution for hard X- and γray astrophysics applications. A semiconductor Compton camera is also an excellent polarimeter due to its capability to precisely measure the Compton scattering azimuth angle, which is modulated by linear polarization. We assembled a prototype Compton camera and conducted a beam test using nearly 100% linearly polarized γrays at SPring-8.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment|
|Publication status||Published - 2010 Oct 21|
- Compton camera
- Gamma-ray astronomy
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics