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2D GEM based imaging detector readout capabilities from perspective of intense soft x-ray plasma radiation

Chernyshova, M., Czarski, T., Malinowski, K., Melikhov, Y., Kasprowicz, G., Kowalska-Strzeciwilk, E., Linczuk, P., Wojenski, A. and Krawczyk, R. D. 2018. 2D GEM based imaging detector readout capabilities from perspective of intense soft x-ray plasma radiation. Review of Scientific Instruments 89 (10) , 10G106. 10.1063/1.5039278

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A detecting system based on the Gas Electron Multiplier (GEM) technology is considered for tokamak plasma radiation monitoring. In order to estimate its capabilities in processing and recording intense photon flux (up to ∼0.1 MHz/mm2), the imaging effectiveness of GEM detectors was tested with different patterned anode planes (i.e., different signal readouts): a simple hexagonal readout structure and three structures with interconnected electrodes (XY square, XY rectangular, and UXV). It was found that under intense photon flux, all the readouts fail to account for a considerable amount of the incoming signals due to mostly photon position determination ambiguity and overlapped signals. Analysis of the signals that can be used to determine photon position and energy unambiguously showed that the UXV readout structure is more effective among the readouts with interconnected electrodes. Along with similar spatial resolution and accuracy, the UXV based layout could be considered as a quite promising base of the interconnected anode electrodes configuration, keeping in mind that the photon rate capability has to be improved for the final application.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Publisher: AIP Publishing
ISSN: 0034-6748
Date of Acceptance: 1 June 2018
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2019 10:45

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