Radiation damage of heavy crystalline detector materials by 24 GeV protons

A. Barysevich, V. Dormenev, A. Fedorov, M. Glaser, M. Kobayashi, M. Korjik, F. Maas, V. Mechinski, R. Rusack, A. Singovski, R. Zoueyski

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Samples of three heavy crystalline materials: PbWO4, Bi4Si3O12, and PbF2 were irradiated in a high-intensity 24 GeV proton beam at the CERN PS to fluencies of 3.8×1013 protons/cm2. The optical transmission radiation damage was measured and all crystals show a shift of the cutoff in the transmission spectrum that is not observed when the crystals are irradiated with γ radiation. This shift of the cutoff under proton irradiation seems to be a general property of the heavy crystalline materials. A mechanism for this proton-induced transmission damage is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)231-234
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
StatePublished - Feb 11 2013

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  • Bismuth silicate
  • Electromagnetic calorimetry
  • Lead fluoride
  • Lead tungstate
  • Optical transmission
  • Radiation damage
  • Scintillation crystal


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