A position-sensitive timing detector suitable for detection of low-energy heavy ions is described. The device is based on the detection of secondary electrons emitted following ion impact on a surface. Using a combination of magnetic and electric fields these devices can deliver sub-nanosecond time definition and sub-millimeter position information for ion impact. When choosing a thin foil for the surface intercepting the heavy ion trajectory, multiple detectors can be used and reliable tracking of heavy ions with moderate energies (≥ 1MeV/A) becomes feasible.
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - 1 Dec 2001|
|Event||2001 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record - San Diege, CA, United States|
Duration: 4 Nov 2001 → 10 Nov 2001
|Conference||2001 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record|
|City||San Diege, CA|
|Period||4/11/01 → 10/11/01|