11-15 February 2013
Vienna University of Technology
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First results of energy and timing resolution of FBK RGB-SiPMs coupled to Ce:GAGG scintillator

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Vienna University of Technology

Vienna University of Technology

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Poster Electronics


Alessandro Ferri


In this work we present the first results of energy and timing resolution of FBK RGB SiPM coupled to a novel gadolinium based scintillator crystal: Ce:GAGG (Ce:Gd3Al2Ga3O12). Ce:GAGG is a promising scintillator because of its attractive properties of very high light yield (46000 γ/MeV), high density (6.63 g/cm3), good intrinsic energy resolution (4.9% @ 662 keV) and non-self radiation. We measured energy and timing resolution of this crystal when coupled to RGB-SiPM 50x50 µm2 cell. We considered two crystal geometries: “cube” like (3x3x5 mm3) and “PET” like (3.8x3.8x20 mm3). The “cube” geometry achieved a CRT of 275 ps with an energy resolution of 7.7% (@ 511 keV). These results are very promising not only for PET but also SPECT or gamma camera applications where the energy resolution is crucial.
quote your primary experiment FBK SiPM GAGG

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Alberto Gola (F) Mr Alessandro Tarolli (FBK) Claudio Piemonte (FBK) Dr Nicola Serra (FBK) Nicola Zorzi (Fondazione Bruno Kessler - FBK) Dr Tiziana Pro (FBK)

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