Novel imaging technique for alpha-particles using a fast optical camera

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  • Authors:
  • G. D'Amen
  • M. Keach
  • Andrei Nomerotski
  • Peter Svihra
  • A. Tricoli


A new imaging technique for α-particles using a fast optical camera focused on a thin scintillator is presented. As α-particles interact in a thin layer of LYSO fast scintillator, they produce a localized flash of light. The light is collected with a lens to an intensified optical camera, Tpx3Cam, with single photon sensitivity and excellent spatial & temporal resolutions. The interactions of photons with the camera is reconstructed by means of a custom algorithm, capable of discriminating single photons using time and spatial information.

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Original languageEnglish
Article numberP02006
JournalJournal of Instrumentation
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 5 Feb 2021