Pion Detection Using Single Photon Avalanche Diodes

Anthony Bulling, Ian Underwood

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Abstract / Description of output

We present the first reported use of a CMOS-compatible single photon avalanche diode (SPAD) array for the detection of high-energy charged particles, specifically pions, using the Super Proton Synchrotron at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. The results confirm the detection of incident high-energy pions at 120 GeV, minimally ionizing, which complements the variety of ionizing radiation that can be detected with CMOS SPADs.
Original languageEnglish
Article number2467253
Pages (from-to)8759
Number of pages18
Issue number21
Early online date27 Oct 2023
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 27 Oct 2023

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • CMOS image sensor
  • SPAD array
  • heavy charged particle detection
  • high-energy physics
  • pion
  • single photon avalanche diode


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