The design of diamond Compton telescope

Kinya Hibino, Toshisuke Kashiwagi, Shoji Okuno, Kaori Yajima, Yukio Uchihori, Hisashi Kitamura, Takeshi Takashima, Mamoru Yokota, Kenji Yoshida

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Abstract

We have developed radiation detectors using the new synthetic diamonds. The diamond detector has an advantage for observations of "low/medium" energy gamma rays as a Compton telescope. The primary advantage of the diamond detector can reduce the photoelectric effect in the low energy range, which is background noise for tracking of the Compton recoil electron. A concept of the Diamond Compton Telescope (DCT) consists of position sensitive layers of diamond-striped detector and calorimeter layer of CdTe detector. The key part of the DCT is diamond-striped detectors with a higher positional resolution and a wider energy range from 10 keV to 10 MeV. However, the diamond-striped detector is under development. We describe the performance of prototype diamond detector and the design of a possible DCT evaluated by Monte Carlo simulations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)541-544
Number of pages4
JournalAstrophysics and Space Science
Volume309
Issue number1-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jun

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Keywords

  • Compton telescopes
  • Cosmic rays
  • Gamma-ray astronomy
  • Semiconductor detector
  • Simulations

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  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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Hibino, K., Kashiwagi, T., Okuno, S., Yajima, K., Uchihori, Y., Kitamura, H., ... Yoshida, K. (2007). The design of diamond Compton telescope. Astrophysics and Space Science, 309(1-4), 541-544. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10509-007-9436-5

The design of diamond Compton telescope. / Hibino, Kinya; Kashiwagi, Toshisuke; Okuno, Shoji; Yajima, Kaori; Uchihori, Yukio; Kitamura, Hisashi; Takashima, Takeshi; Yokota, Mamoru; Yoshida, Kenji.

In: Astrophysics and Space Science, Vol. 309, No. 1-4, 06.2007, p. 541-544.

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Hibino, K, Kashiwagi, T, Okuno, S, Yajima, K, Uchihori, Y, Kitamura, H, Takashima, T, Yokota, M & Yoshida, K 2007, 'The design of diamond Compton telescope', Astrophysics and Space Science, vol. 309, no. 1-4, pp. 541-544. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10509-007-9436-5
Hibino K, Kashiwagi T, Okuno S, Yajima K, Uchihori Y, Kitamura H et al. The design of diamond Compton telescope. Astrophysics and Space Science. 2007 Jun;309(1-4):541-544. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10509-007-9436-5
Hibino, Kinya ; Kashiwagi, Toshisuke ; Okuno, Shoji ; Yajima, Kaori ; Uchihori, Yukio ; Kitamura, Hisashi ; Takashima, Takeshi ; Yokota, Mamoru ; Yoshida, Kenji. / The design of diamond Compton telescope. In: Astrophysics and Space Science. 2007 ; Vol. 309, No. 1-4. pp. 541-544.
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