A portable γ spectroscopy detector for didactic applications

Petroselli, C. and Bomben, L. and Carsi, S. and Clemenza, M. (2023) A portable γ spectroscopy detector for didactic applications. Il nuovo cimento C, 46 (5). pp. 1-4. ISSN 1826-9885

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A γ spectroscopy standard system is normally based on inorganic scintillators or on HPGe detectors. The electronic chain consists of a set of NIM mod- ules necessary for the acquisition and processing of the analog signal. The structural characteristics and the complexity of the traditional system make it unsuitable for field measurements and for experiments in high schools. This contribution will de- scribe a compact and portable setup based on a CsI:Tl scintillating crystal readout by a photomultiplier tube, and will demonstrate that the performance of a commer- cial DAQ board is comparable with that of the standard electronic chain, using a NaI:Tl detector in both measures. The limited power consumption, the low cost and the small size make it a versatile and suitable alternative for educational activities both for the nuclear physics lab of the Physics Bachelor’s degree and for dedicated activities in high schools.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 530 Fisica
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2024 13:50
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2024 13:50
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/22777

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