Position of ion impact determined via detection of secondary electrons

D. Shapira, T. A. Lewis

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Abstract

The factors affecting the performance of a Position Sensitive Timing Detector (PSTD), based on the detection of secondary electrons ejected from a foil by the passing ion, were investigated. We studied effects of multiple scattering in the foil, electron transport from foil to micro-channel plate detector (MCP) surface, and signal processing hardware. We conclude that, for detector with foil-to-MCP distance of 5-10 cm, electron transport limits the devices currently in use to resolution worse then 2 mm (fwhm).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference
PublisherIEEE
Pages811-814
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0780350227
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1998 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record - Toronto, Que, Can
Duration: 8 Nov 199814 Nov 1998

Publication series

NameIEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference
Volume2

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 1998 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record
CityToronto, Que, Can
Period8/11/9814/11/98

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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