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An x-ray imaging pixel detector based on a scintillating guides screen
KTH, Superseded Departments, Microelectronics and Information Technology, IMIT.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5260-5322
KTH, Superseded Departments, Microelectronics and Information Technology, IMIT.
2000 (English)In: IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, ISSN 0018-9499, E-ISSN 1558-1578, Vol. 47, no 4, 1483-1486 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We have developed and preliminary tested a new digital X-ray imaging sensor based on a scintillating guide screen. The scintillating guides are used to channel the emitted visible light to the pixel detector. This enables us to avoid the well-known tradeoff between detection efficiency and spatial resolution which is encountered when a non-patterned scintillating layer is used on top of a CCD. A prototype has been fabricated using microtechnologies. The scintillator is CsI:T1 and the low-index cladding material used to channel the light is silicon dioxide. The performance of this prototype has been compared to that of a thick CsI single crystal. The results concerning the spatial resolution are quite promising and demonstrate a proof-of-principle. However, the performance in terms of signal to noise ratio and sensitivity have to be improved. These problems are currently addressed.

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2000. Vol. 47, no 4, 1483-1486 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-20062ISI: 000089576200036OAI: diva2:338755
QC 20100525Available from: 2010-08-10 Created: 2010-08-10Bibliographically approved

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