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Simulated and experimental results from a room temperature silicon X-ray pixel detector

Mathieson, K and Bates, R and Iles, GM and Manolopoulos, S and O'Shea, V and Passmore, S and Prydderch, ML and Rahman, M and Seller, P and Smith, KM and Thomas, SL and Watt, J and Whitehill, C (2001) Simulated and experimental results from a room temperature silicon X-ray pixel detector. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 460 (1). pp. 191-196. ISSN 0168-9002

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Abstract

Simulated and experimental results are presented from a silicon X-ray pixel detector which is bump bonded to a PAC5 pixel array of read-out electronics. When coupled to a matching, fully depleted silicon detector the pre-amplifier is observed to have a linear response up to 80 keV, and a pulse height resolution of around 1 keV FWHM over the range 13–60 keV. The Monte-Carlo N-Particle code has been used to simulate the detector response under illumination from a variety of energies. The excellent agreement observed between simulation and experiment illustrates the predictive abilities of such packages.