The spectroscopic performances of the new integrated ASIC (Application-Specific Integrated Circuit) preamplifiers for highly segmented silicon detectors have been evaluated with an early silicon detector prototype of the TRacking Array for light Charged Ejectiles (TRACE). The ASICS were mounted on a custom-designed PCB (Printed Circuit Board) and the detector plugged on it. Energy resolution tests, performed on the same detector before and after irradiation, yielded a resolution of 21 keV and 33 keV FWHM respectively. The output signals were acquired with an array of commercial 100-MHz 14-bit digitizers. The preamplifier chip is equipped with an innovative Fast-Reset device that has two functions: it reduces dramatically the dead time of the preamplifier in case of saturation (from milliseconds to microseconds) and extends the spectroscopic dynamic range of the preamplifier by more than one order of magnitude. Other key points of the device are the low noise and the wide bandwidth.
Performance of the new integrated front-end electronics of the TRACE array commissioned with an early silicon detector prototype / S. Capra, D. Mengoni, J.A. Dueñas, P.R. John, A. Gadea, R.J. Aliaga, J.J. Dormard, M. Assie, A. Pullia. - In: NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH. SECTION A, ACCELERATORS, SPECTROMETERS, DETECTORS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT. - ISSN 0168-9002. - 935(2019 Aug 11), pp. 178-184.
|Titolo:||Performance of the new integrated front-end electronics of the TRACE array commissioned with an early silicon detector prototype|
CAPRA, STEFANO (Primo) (Corresponding)
PULLIA, ALBERTO (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||ASIC; Charge-Sensitive Preamplifier; Low-Noise Applications; Particle Spectrometry; Dead Time; Silicon Detector|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore FIS/01 - Fisica Sperimentale|
Settore FIS/04 - Fisica Nucleare e Subnucleare
Settore ING-INF/01 - Elettronica
|Data di pubblicazione:||11-ago-2019|
|Data ahead of print / Data di stampa:||14-mag-2019|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2019.05.039|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|