Performance of fast timing silicon photomultipliers for scintillation detectors

Jungyeol Yeom, Ruud Vinke, Nikolai Pavlov, Stephen Bellis, Kevin O'Neill, Carl Jackson, Craig S. Levin

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Abstract

A new silicon photomultiplier has been fabricated for fast timing applications. This new silicon photomultiplier, called 'fast SPM', is fabricated with a third terminal that has a much lower output capacitance. An N-on-P type ('MicroFM') and a prototype P-on-N type ('B-proto') have been tested for their energy and timing performance. Energy resolutions of the 511 keV full energy peak were 13.7 % and 13.1 % for the MicroFM and B-Proto, respectively, at 4 V overvoltage. The coincidence resolving times (CRTs) for 2 × 2 × 3 mm3 LSO crystals were 184 ±5 ps and 157 ± 3 ps for the MicroFM and B-proto, respectively. For longer crystals (3 × 3 × 20 mm3), more relevant for positron emission tomography (PET) scanners, the CRT was 298 ± 9 ps and 234 ± 6 ps for the two SPM types, respectively. A moderate improvement in timing resolution was observed with bare SPMs (MicroFM), without a hermetic epoxy seal, implying that a non-negligible amount of light is lost for silicon photomultipliers with an epoxy layer.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference Record, NSS/MIC 2012
Pages2845-2847
Number of pages3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
Event2012 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference Record, NSS/MIC 2012 - Anaheim, CA, United States
Duration: 2012 Oct 292012 Nov 3

Publication series

NameIEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record
ISSN (Print)1095-7863

Other

Other2012 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference Record, NSS/MIC 2012
CountryUnited States
CityAnaheim, CA
Period12/10/2912/11/3

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Silicon
scintillation
time measurement
detectors
silicon
overvoltage
Positron-Emission Tomography
scanners
crystals
energy
positrons
tomography
capacitance
prototypes
Light
output

Keywords

  • PET
  • scintillators
  • Silicon photomultipliers
  • timing resolution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Yeom, J., Vinke, R., Pavlov, N., Bellis, S., O'Neill, K., Jackson, C., & Levin, C. S. (2012). Performance of fast timing silicon photomultipliers for scintillation detectors. In 2012 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference Record, NSS/MIC 2012 (pp. 2845-2847). [6551649] (IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record). https://doi.org/10.1109/NSSMIC.2012.6551649

Performance of fast timing silicon photomultipliers for scintillation detectors. / Yeom, Jungyeol; Vinke, Ruud; Pavlov, Nikolai; Bellis, Stephen; O'Neill, Kevin; Jackson, Carl; Levin, Craig S.

2012 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference Record, NSS/MIC 2012. 2012. p. 2845-2847 6551649 (IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Yeom, J, Vinke, R, Pavlov, N, Bellis, S, O'Neill, K, Jackson, C & Levin, CS 2012, Performance of fast timing silicon photomultipliers for scintillation detectors. in 2012 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference Record, NSS/MIC 2012., 6551649, IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, pp. 2845-2847, 2012 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference Record, NSS/MIC 2012, Anaheim, CA, United States, 12/10/29. https://doi.org/10.1109/NSSMIC.2012.6551649
Yeom J, Vinke R, Pavlov N, Bellis S, O'Neill K, Jackson C et al. Performance of fast timing silicon photomultipliers for scintillation detectors. In 2012 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference Record, NSS/MIC 2012. 2012. p. 2845-2847. 6551649. (IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record). https://doi.org/10.1109/NSSMIC.2012.6551649
Yeom, Jungyeol ; Vinke, Ruud ; Pavlov, Nikolai ; Bellis, Stephen ; O'Neill, Kevin ; Jackson, Carl ; Levin, Craig S. / Performance of fast timing silicon photomultipliers for scintillation detectors. 2012 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference Record, NSS/MIC 2012. 2012. pp. 2845-2847 (IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record).
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