Gamma ray spectroscopy with a silicon photomultiplier and a LYSO crystal
© 2015 American Association of Physics Teachers. Gamma ray spectroscopy has traditionally been expensive for undergraduate physics laboratories due to needs of a multichannel analyzer, gamma-ray detector, and associated electronic modules. We have designed a low-cost, gamma-ray spectroscopy apparatus for physics labs using a silicon photomultiplier as a photodetector, a Cerium Lutetium-Yttrium OxyorthoSilicate crystal for scintillation, and a digital oscilloscope driven by LabVIEW. The setup could be used either alongside traditional gamma-ray detectors or as a standalone for educating students with techniques used in nuclear and particle physics.
Kryemadhi, Abaz and Chrestay, Kyler, "Gamma ray spectroscopy with a silicon photomultiplier and a LYSO crystal" (2014). Educator Scholarship & Departmental Newsletters. 127.