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Scintillation Crystals

At PhysicsOpenLab we use many scintillation crystals, mainly coupled with PMTs or SiPMS, to detect particles or radiation. In this post we want to describe the scintillation crystals we normally use in our detectors. A scintillator is a material that exhibits scintillation (the property of luminescence), when excited by ionizing radiation. Luminescent materials, when struck by …

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Radiazione di Bremsstrahlung

Introduzione Bremsstrahlung è una radiazione elettromagnetica che viene prodotta a causa della decelerazione di una particella carica, tipicamente un elettrone, deviata da un’altra particella carica, tipicamente il nucleo atomico; il fenomeno è noto anche come radiazione di frenamento; infatti, supponendo che vi siano particelle cariche in un pezzo di materia e che un elettrone …

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Bremsstrahlung Radiation

Introduction Bremsstrahlung (from bremsen “to brake” and Strahlung “radiation”; i.e., “braking radiation” or “deceleration radiation”) is electromagnetic radiation produced by the deceleration of a charged particle when deflected by another charged particle, typically an electron by an atomic nucleus (as depicted in the image above). The moving particle loses kinetic energy, which is converted into a photon, thus satisfying the law of conservation of energy. …

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