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SG6011 - SiPM Characterization
Characterization of a SiPM detector using an ultra-fast pulsed LED. Estimation of the main features of the detector at fixed bias voltage.
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SG6012 - Dependence of the SiPM Properties on the Bias Voltage
Study the dependence of the main SiPM figures of merit on the bias voltage. Measurement of the breakdown voltage and identification of the optimal working point. The experiment requires the use of the LED source included in the kit.
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SG6013 - Temperature Effects on SiPM Properties
Gain, noise and photon detection efficiency (at fixed bias voltage) are affected by temperature. The student is driven through the measurement of the dependence of these critical figures.
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SG6111 - Detecting Gamma-Radiation
Gamma radioactivity detection by using a system composed of a scintillating crystal coupled to a photon detector.
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SG6112 - Poisson and Gaussian Distribution
Study the statistical distribution of the counting rates of a gamma radioactive source. Comparison of the data to the Poisson distribution, turning into a Gaussian as the mean number of counts grows. The study can be performed both experimentally, with the SiPM kit or simulating it with the emulation kit.
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SG6113 - Energy Resolution
The analysis of the spectrum of the deposited energy by a ő≥ ray in a detector discloses the essence of the interaction of high energy photons with matter and allows to learn by doing the detector related effects.
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SG6114 - System Calibration: Linearity and Resolution
Recording and comparing the ő≥ energy spectra of several radioactive sources is the main goal of the experiment. The photo-peaks are used to calibrate the response of the system and to measure the energy resolution.
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SG6115 - A Comparison of Different Scintillating Crystals: Light Yield, Decay Time and Resolution
Compare the basic characteristics of different scintillating crystals, namely the light yield and the decay time of the scintillation light. Verify the effect on the energy resolution.
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SG6116 - Gamma-Radiation Absorption
The main goal of the experiment is the measurement of the gamma radiation attenuation coefficient for different materials and different energies.
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SG6117 - Photonuclear cross-section / Compton Scattering cross-section
Determination of the ratio of the effective cross-sections due to Compton and Photoelectric effects as a function of photons energy.
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SG6121 - Response of a Plastic Scintillating Tile
To get acquainted with a set-up based on a plastic scintillator tile coupled to a Silicon Photo-multiplier.
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SG6122 - Beta Spectroscopy
After gamma spectrometry, the student is introduced to the measurement and interpretation of beta spectra, using a plastic scintillator tile.
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SG6123 - Beta Radiation: Transmission through Matter
Attenuation measurement of the intensity of beta radioactive source as a function of the absorber thickness by using two absorber materials: aluminium and paper sheets.
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SG6124 - Beta Radiation as a Method to Measure Paper Sheet Grammage and Thin Layer Thickness
Estimate of the instrument sensitivity in the measurement of thin layer thickness by beta particle attenuation.
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SG6131 - Basic Measurements: Gamma Spectroscopy and System Linearity
Gamma spectroscopy studies by using a gamma radioactive sources and by analysing the signals produced by the interaction of the gamma with one of the scintillating crystals of the system.
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SG6132 - Positron Annihilation Detection
Positron annihilation detection by using a couple of detectors composed of a LYSO scintillating crystal coupled to a Silicon Photomultiplier (SiPM).
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SG6133 - Two-dimensional Reconstruction of a Radioactive Source
Understanding the technique of the nuclear imaging and the setup optimization of the parameters by performing two-dimensional image reconstruction of 22Na radioactive source.
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SG6134 - Spatial Resolution
Evaluation of the spatial resolution of a PET system composed of two detector modules.
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SG6211 - Muons Detection
Cosmic rays detection by using a system composed of a plastic scintillating tile directly coupled to a Silicon Photomultiplier detector.
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SG6212 - Muons Vertical Flux on Horizontal Detector
Measurement of the muon vertical flux on a plastic scintillating tile. Estimation of the detection efficiency of the system by comparison between the expected rate and the measured one.
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SG6221 - Quantum Nature of Light
Exploring the quantum nature of light thanks to bunches of photons emitted in a few nanoseconds by an ultra-fast LED and sensed by a state-of-the-art detector, a Silicon Photomultiplier (SiPM).
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SG6222 - Hands-on Photon Counting Statistics
Statistical properties of the light pulses emitted by a LED driver.
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