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Characterisation of a single photon counting pixel detector

Passmore, MS and Bates, R and Mathieson, K and O'Shea, V and Rahman, M and Seller, P and Smith, KM (2001) Characterisation of a single photon counting pixel detector. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 466 (1). pp. 202-208. ISSN 0168-9002

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The Large Area Detector is a photon counting detector based on pixel readout ASICs with 64×64 arrays of square pixels bump bonded to a thick Si detector. It is designed for X-ray diffraction studies and is capable of up to count rate per pixel. A prototype has been tested at the synchrotron radiation source in Daresbury in a X-ray beam. This paper focuses on the spatial resolution and noise performance. The calculation of modulation transfer functions leads to analytical formulae allowing the determination of the theoretical spatial resolution.