Multi-element germanium detectors for synchrotron applications

A. K. Rumaiz*, A. J. Kuczewski, J. Mead, E. Vernon, D. Pinelli, E. Dooryhee, S. Ghose, T. Caswell, D. P. Siddons, A. Miceli, J. Baldwin, J. Almer, J. Okasinski, O. Quaranta, R. Woods, T. Krings, S. Stock

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We have developed a series of monolithic multi-element germanium detectors, based on sensor arrays produced by the Forschungzentrum Julich, and on Application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) developed at Brookhaven. Devices have been made with element counts ranging from 64 to 384. These detectors are being used at NSLS-II and APS for a range of diffraction experiments, both monochromatic and energy-dispersive. Compact and powerful readout systems have been developed, based on the new generation of FPGA system-on-chip devices, which provide closely coupled multi-core processors embedded in large gate arrays. We will discuss the technical details of the systems, and present some of the results from them.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberC04030
JournalJournal of Instrumentation
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 27 2018


  • Detector design and construction technologies and materials
  • Detectorcontrol systems (detector and experiment monitoring and slow-control systems, architecture, hardware, algorithms, databases)
  • X-ray detectors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematical Physics
  • Instrumentation


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