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Performance of a new real time digital pulse processing system for X-ray and gamma ray semiconductor detectors

  • Autori: Abbene, L; Gerardi, G; Principato, F
  • Anno di pubblicazione: 2014
  • Tipologia: eedings
  • Parole Chiave: Digital Pulse Processing, Semiconductor detectors, X-ray and gamma ray spectroscopy
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New generation spectroscopy systems have advanced towards digital pulse processing (DPP) approaches. DPP systems, based on direct digitizing and processing of detector signals, have recently been favoured over analog pulse processing electronics, ensuring better performance. In this work, we present the performance of a new real time DPP system for X-ray and gamma ray semiconductor detectors. The system is based on a commercial digitizer equipped with a custom DPP firmware, developed by our group, for on-line pulse shape and height analysis. X-ray and gamma ray spectra measurements with cadmium telluride (CdTe) and germanium (Ge) detectors, coupled to resistive feedback preamplifiers, will be presented, both at low and high rate environments (up to 1.1 Mcps). The proposed DPP system is a very attractive tool for both laboratory research and for the development of advanced detection systems for high-rate-resolution spectroscopic imaging, recently proposed in diagnostic medicine, industrial imaging and security screening.