Development and verification of signal processing system of avalanche photo diode for the active shields onboard ASTRO-H

M. Ohno*, T. Kawano, I. Edahiro, H. Shirakawa, N. Ohashi, C. Okada, S. Habata, J. Katsuta, Y. Tanaka, H. Takahashi, T. Mizuno, Y. Fukazawa, H. Murakami, S. Kobayashi, K. Miyake, K. Ono, Y. Kato, Y. Furuta, Y. Murota, K. OkudaY. Wada, K. Nakazawa, T. Mimura, J. Kataoka, Y. Ichinohe, Y. Uchida, M. Katsuragawa, H. Yoneda, G. Sato, R. Sato, M. Kawaharada, A. Harayama, H. Odaka, K. Hayashi, M. Ohta, S. Watanabe, M. Kokubun, T. Takahashi, S. Takeda, M. Kinoshita, K. Yamaoka, H. Tajima, Y. Yatsu, H. Uchiyama, S. Saito, T. Yuasa, K. Makishima

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    5 被引用数 (Scopus)

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    The hard X-ray Imager and Soft Gamma-ray Detector onboard ASTRO-H demonstrate high sensitivity to hard X-ray (5–80 keV) and soft gamma-rays (60–600 keV), respectively. To reduce the background, both instruments are actively shielded by large, thick Bismuth Germanate scintillators. We have developed the signal processing system of the avalanche photodiode in the BGO active shields and have demonstrated its effectiveness after assembly in the flight model of the HXI/SGD sensor and after integration into the satellite. The energy threshold achieved is about 150 keV and anti-coincidence efficiency for cosmic-ray events is almost 100%. Installed in the BGO active shield, the developed signal processing system successfully reduces the room background level of the main detector.

    本文言語English
    ページ(範囲)410-414
    ページ数5
    ジャーナルNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
    831
    DOI
    出版ステータスPublished - 2016 9 21

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • 核物理学および高エネルギー物理学
    • 器械工学

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