In this paper a practical solution to perform spectral analysis of diagnostic X-ray beams is described, based on a miniaturized Compton selection chamber (CSC) using a Si-PIN detector. Results are compared with those obtained with a first prototype of CSC based on nitrogen cooled high purity germanium (HPGe) detector. With this method, the direct X-ray spectrum is Compton scattered inside the CSC, collected by a solid-state detector and reconstructed using a simplified scattering matrix experimentally determined. The results obtained will be compared with a reference standard, represented by direct spectra acquired with an HPGe detector in a laboratory facility, not applicable for on-field measurements.
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B
- Pub Date:
- January 2004
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