Estimation of Fano factor in inorganic scintillators from time correlations

Vaibhav Bora, Harrison H Barrett, David Fastje, Eric W Clarkson, Lars R Furenlid, Kanai Shah, Jarek Glodo

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Abstract

For a given energy deposited, the Fano factor of a scintillator is defined as the ratio of the variance of the number of scintillation photons to the mean number of scintillation photons. Correlations in time between the signals from two photomultiplier tubes collecting light from the same scintillation event were used to estimate the Fano factor of scintillators. At 662 KeV, LaBr3:Ce was found to be sub-Poisson, while YAP:Ce was found to be close to Poisson.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781467398626
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 3 2016
Event2015 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2015 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Oct 31 2015Nov 7 2015

Other

Other2015 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2015
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period10/31/1511/7/15

Keywords

  • Fano factor
  • LaBr:Ce
  • non-classical light
  • Scintillators
  • YAP:Ce temporal correlations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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    Bora, V., Barrett, H. H., Fastje, D., Clarkson, E. W., Furenlid, L. R., Shah, K., & Glodo, J. (2016). Estimation of Fano factor in inorganic scintillators from time correlations. In 2015 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2015 [7581943] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/NSSMIC.2015.7581943