The promise of good energy and spatial resolution coupled with high efficiency and room temperature operation has fuelled a large international effort to develop cadmium zinc telluride (CZT) for hard X-ray applications. We are involved on the development of a hard X-ray telescope based on multilayer optics and focal plane detector operative in the 10-80 keV energy range. This telescope requires a high efficiency focal plane providing both fine spatial resolution and spectroscopy with a compact and robust design. This paper reports preliminary results on the characterization both in spectroscopic and spatial response of two small pixellated CZT detectors (10 x 10 x 1 mm(3) and 10 x 10 x 2 mm(3) single crystals) with 0.45 mm pixel size. We present the results obtained using both standard commercial read-out electronics Readout Electronics for Nuclear Applications (RENA) and innovative low noise and low power dissipation ASICs developed within the collaboration.
|Numero di pagine||5|
|Rivista||IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2005|
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