Evaluation of a Compton camera concept using the 3D CdZnTe drift strip detectors

S. Howalt Owe, I. Kuvvetli*, C. Budtz-Jørgensen, A. Zoglauer

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At DTU Space, a high-resolution 3D CZT drift strip detector has been developed and a number of prototype detectors were fabricated, allowing for sub-mm position resolution at high energies (> 100 keV), as well as high energy resolution. For spectral and spatial performance, the 3D CZT prototype detectors were characterized with a fine collimated high-energy (Cs137) monochromatic beam (0.2 mm x 40 mm) using a digitizer with which the pulse shapes of the bipolar signals from all electrodes could be analysed. Data analysis consist of position determination for single as well as double interaction events handled within the detector. The double interaction events (e.g. Compton interaction) are utilized to characterize the imaging performance of the 3D CZT drift strip detector prototype when operating as a Compton camera.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberC01020
JournalJournal of Instrumentation
Issue number1
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event20th International Workshop on Radiation Imaging Detectors - Sundsvall, Sweden
Duration: 24 Jun 201828 Jun 2018
Conference number: 20


Conference20th International Workshop on Radiation Imaging Detectors


  • X-ray detectors and telescopes
  • Space instrumentation

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