# IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science

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Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):C1 - 669
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• ### IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science publication information

Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): C2
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• ### Editorial Is Software Research and Development Underrepresented in the Archival Literature?

Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 670
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• ### Writing Software or Writing Scientific Articles?

Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):671 - 678
Cited by:  Papers (6)
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An analysis of publications related to high energy physics computing in refereed journals is presented. The distribution of papers associated to various fields of computing relevant to high energy physics is critically analyzed. The relative publication rate of software papers is evaluated in comparison to other closely related physics disciplines, such as nuclear physics, radiation protection and... View full abstract»

• ### Event and Pulse Node Hardware Design for Nuclear Fusion Experiments

Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):679 - 682
Cited by:  Papers (3)
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This article presents an event and pulse node hardware module (EPN) developed for use in control and data acquisition (CODAC) in current and upcoming long discharges nuclear fusion experiments. Its purpose is to allow real time event management and trigger distribution. The use of a mixture of digital signal processing and field programmable gate arrays, with fiber optic channels for event broadca... View full abstract»

• ### The Development of the New Data Acquisition System Without Hardware Trigger for the Super-Kamiokande Experiment

Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):683 - 686
Cited by:  Papers (3)
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An online system of the underground neutrino detector, Super-Kamiokande is scheduled to be upgraded in 2008 together with front-end electronics. This detector consists of 50 000 tons of pure water equipped with about 13 000 photo-multipliers (PMTs) to detect Cherenkov light. The new online system is required to accept the dataflow of up to 800 MB/s from the front-end electronics and process them f... View full abstract»

• ### Operational Model of the ATLAS TDAQ Network

Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):687 - 694
Cited by:  Papers (2)
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The ATLAS TDAQ network consists of four separate Ethernet based networks which together total over 4000 ports with 200 edge switches and 6 multi-blade chassis switches at the core. System checks are invoked at every level of the installation. The full installation is described in different static databases. Tools are provided to automatically cross-check these for consistency. The configuration ma... View full abstract»

• ### Design and Optimization of Low-Noise Wide-Bandwidth Charge Preamplifiers for High Purity Germanium Detectors

Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):695 - 702
Cited by:  Papers (13)
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Design criteria for low-noise wide-bandwidth charge-sensitive preamplifiers for highly-segmented HPGe detectors are presented. The attention is focused on the optimization of the preamplifier noise, long-term gain stability, and bandwidth. The charge-sensitive preamplifiers of AGATA, i.e., the Advanced GAmma Tracking Array detector for next generation nuclear physics experiments, have been designe... View full abstract»

• ### Real Time Global Tests of the ALICE High Level Trigger Data Transport Framework

Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):703 - 709
Cited by:  Papers (2)
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The High Level Trigger (HLT) system of the ALICE experiment is an online event filter and trigger system designed for input bandwidths of up to 25 GB/s at event rates of up to 1 kHz. The system is designed as a scalable PC cluster, implementing several hundred nodes. The transport of data in the system is handled by an object-oriented data flow framework operating on the basis of the publisher-sub... View full abstract»

• ### Monte Carlo Simulation of the Electron Transport Through Air Slabs: A Comparative Study of penelope, geant3, geant4 and egsnrc Monte Carlo Codes

Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):710 - 716
Cited by:  Papers (3)
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The Monte Carlo simulation of the electron transport through air slabs is studied with four codes: PENELOPE, GEANT3, Geant4 and EGSnrc. Monoenergetic electron beams with energies 6, 12 and 18 MeV are considered to impinge on air slabs with thicknesses ranging from 10 to 100 cm. The angular and radial distributions of the transmitted electrons are used to make a comparison between the codes. Non-ne... View full abstract»

• ### Digital Signal Processing for Mass Identification in a $4pi$-Detector, Using Time of Flight Measurement

Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):717 - 722
Cited by:  Papers (10)
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CHIMERA is the only 4 pi-multidetector, used in intermediate nuclear physics experiments, able to perform mass identification of the reaction products. To this purpose, it employs time of flight measurements done with traditional time to digital converters. In order to improve the resolution in mass identification, we have applied digital signal processing to time of flight measurements. This pape... View full abstract»

• ### Test Suite for the LHCb Muon Chambers Quality Control

Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):723 - 728
Cited by:  Papers (2)
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This paper describes the apparatus and the procedures implemented to test the front-end (FE) electronics of the LHCb muon detector multi wire proportional chambers (MWPC). Aim of the test procedure is to diagnose every FE channel of a given chamber by performing an analysis of the noise rate versus threshold and of the performances at the operational thresholds. Measurements of the key noise param... View full abstract»

• ### First User Results From the HOTWAXS Detector System

Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):729 - 733
Cited by:  Papers (6)
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Over the past 10 years combined techniques such as small angle and wide angle X-ray scattering (SAXS/WAXS) and X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) with X-ray diffraction (XRD), have become the mainstay of time resolved experimental studies carried out at synchrotron radiation sources (SRS). However, these techniques have been limited by the detectors used to measure the wide angle scattering/diffr... View full abstract»

• ### CMS Hadronic EndCap Calorimeter Upgrade Studies for SLHC “Čerenkov Light Collection From Quartz Plates”

Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):734 - 740
Cited by:  Papers (10)
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Due to an expected increase in radiation damage under super-LHC conditions, we propose to substitute the scintillator tiles in the original design of the hadronic endcap (HE) calorimeter with quartz plates. Quartz is shown to be radiation hard. Using wavelength shifting fibers, it is possible to collect efficiently the Cerenkov light generated in quartz plates. This paper summarizes the results fr... View full abstract»

• ### A Novel Scanning Land Mine Detector Based on the Technique of Neutron Back Scattering Imaging

Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):741 - 747
Cited by:  Papers (4)
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The neutron back-scattering (NBS) technique is a well established method to find hydrogen in objects. It can be applied in land mine detection taking advantage of the fact that land mines are abundant in hydrogen. The NBS technique is suitable for land mine scanning e.g., seeking for land mines with a moving detector system, because of the high speed of operation. Scan speeds up to 800 mm/s are re... View full abstract»

• ### Application of Particle Filtering for Estimating the Dynamics of Nuclear Systems

Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):748 - 757
Cited by:  Papers (4)
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System dynamics estimation is a crucial issue for the safe operation and control of nuclear power plants. Typically, the estimation is based on a model of the plant dynamics and related measurements. In practice, the non-linearity of the dynamics and non-Gaussianity of the noise associated to the process and measurements lead to inaccurate results even with advanced approaches, such as the Kalman,... View full abstract»

• ### High Speed HPD for Photon Counting

Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):758 - 762
Cited by:  Papers (11)
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We have succeeded in the development of a high-speed Hybrid Photodetector (HPD), by using a reduced electron lens and a newly developed avalanche diode (AD) with very low capacitance. The HPD shows fast time response of less than 500 ps in both rise and fall times, and good timing resolution of 26 ps (one sigma) for single photons at full illumination on a photocathode 8 mm in diameter. Limiting f... View full abstract»

• ### Gamma Radiation Induced Degradation of Operating Quantum Dot Lasers

Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):763 - 768
Cited by:  Papers (5)
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The degradation of quantum dot lasers (QDLs) due to 1.17 and 1.22 MeV gamma radiation is characterized by changes in threshold current, external slope efficiency and light output. Both operating and non-operating lasers were exposed to a Co-60 source, providing gamma radiation at a dose rate of 0.4 kGy/hr to a total absorbed dose of 1.6 MGy. Degradation rates of exposed, non-operating QDLs were fo... View full abstract»

• ### Real-Time Compton Imaging for the GammaTracker Handheld CdZnTe Detector

Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):769 - 777
Cited by:  Papers (17)
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We are currently developing a handheld radioisotope identifier containing 18 position-sensitive CdZnTe crystals. In addition to isotope identification, the device performs basic Compton imaging to determine the location of suspected sources. This paper presents two computationally efficient algorithms for this purpose. The first algorithm traces individual Compton cones onto the unit sphere, where... View full abstract»

• ### Caliste 64, an Innovative CdTe Hard X-Ray Micro-Camera

Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):778 - 784
Cited by:  Papers (18)  |  Patents (2)
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A prototype 64 pixel miniature camera has been designed and tested for the Simbol-X hard X-ray observatory to be flown on the joint CNES-ASI space mission in 2014. This device is called Caliste 64. It is a high performance spectro-imager with event time-tagging capability, able to detect photons between 2 keV and 250 keV. Caliste 64 is the assembly of a 1 or 2 mm thick CdTe detector mounted on top... View full abstract»

• ### Luminescence Emission Properties of $({rm Lu},{rm Y})_{2}{rm SiO}_{5}$:Ce (LYSO:Ce) and $({rm Lu},{rm Y}){rm AlO}_{3}$:Ce (LuYAP:Ce) Single Crystal Scintillators Under Medical Imaging Conditions

Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):785 - 789
Cited by:  Papers (21)
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LYSO:Ce and LuYAP:Ce are single crystal non-hygroscopic scintillators of high density, high light yield and short decay time, which have been successfully used in small animal PET imagers. In the present study, the luminescence emission properties of (Lu0.9, Y0.1)2SiO5:Ce (LYSO:Ce) and (Lu0.7, Y0.3)AIO3:Ce (LuYAP:Ce) crys... View full abstract»

• ### Wafer-Bonded Silicon Gamma-Ray Detectors

Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):790 - 796
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A wafer-bonded silicon power transistor has been shown to function as an x-ray detector. The device consists of two thin device wafers bonded onto either side of a 2 mm-thick high-resistivity silicon wafer. The hydrophobic bonding process was performed at 400deg C. This low temperature wafer bonding technique should enable the development of large-area, position-sensitive detectors, using thick, h... View full abstract»

• ### Silicon Detectors for Low Energy Particle Detection

Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):797 - 801
Cited by:  Papers (18)
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Silicon detectors with very thin entrance contacts have been fabricated for use in the IMPACT SupraThermal Electron (STE) instrument on the STEREO mission and for the Solid State Telescopes on the THEMIS mission. The silicon diode detectors were fabricated using a 200 Aring thick phosphorous doped polysilicon layer that formed the thin entrance window. A 200 Aring thick aluminum layer was deposite... View full abstract»

• ### Hydrogenated Amorphous Silicon Sensor Deposited on Integrated Circuit for Radiation Detection

Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):802 - 811
Cited by:  Papers (9)
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Radiation detectors based on the deposition of a 10 to 30 mum thick hydrogenated amorphous silicon (a-Si:H) sensor directly on top of integrated circuits have been developed. The performance of this detector technology has been assessed for the first time in the context of particle detectors. Three different circuits were designed in a quarter micron CMOS technology for these studies. The so-calle... View full abstract»

• ### Low-Noise Detection System for the Counted Implantation of Single Ions in Silicon

Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):812 - 816
Cited by:  Papers (2)
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A unique detection system has been developed which allows for the counted implantation of individual low-energy heavy ions into silicon. This system can ensure the placement of individual ions at precise locations within a wafer using an EBL-machined resist mask, and utilizes the generation of ionization within the silicon substrate to allow for the reliable detection of implants down to 14 keV. D... View full abstract»

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IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science focuses on all aspects of the theory and applications of nuclear science and engineering, including instrumentation for the detection and measurement of ionizing radiation; particle accelerators and their controls; nuclear medicine and its application; effects of radiation on materials, components, and systems; reactor instrumentation and controls; and measurement of radiation in space.

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