3 years ago

XRF element localization with a triple GEM detector using resistive charge division.

Geovane G. A. De Souza, Hugo Natal Da Luz

In this work we show the operation and results of an X-ray fluorescence imaging system using a cascade of three gas electron multipliers (GEM) and a pinhole assembly. The detector operates in Ar/CO$_2$ (90/10) at atmospheric pressure, with resistive chains applied to the strip readout, which allow to use only five electronic channels: two for each dimension and a fifth for energy and trigger. The corrections applied to the energy spectra to compensate for small changes in the signal amplitude and also differences in gain throughout the sensitive area are described and the clear improvement of the energy resolution is shown. To take advantage of the simultaneous sensitivity to the energy and to the position of interaction, a color scale matching the energy spectrum to the RGB range was applied, resulting in images where the color has a direct correspondence to the energy in each pixel and the intensity is reflected by the brightness of the image. The results obtained with four different color pigments are shown.

Publisher URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1901.02849

DOI: arXiv:1901.02849v1

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