Characterisation of a CeBr3(LB) detector for space application

A. Di Giovanni, L. Manenti, F. Alkhouri, L. R. Alkindi, A. Almannaei, A. Al Qasim, M. L. Benabderrahmane, G. Bruno, V. Conicella, O. Fawwaz, Prashanth Marpu, P. Panicker, C. Pittori, M. S. Roberts, T. Vu, F. Arneodo

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We describe the performance of a 23 × 23 × 30 mm3 low background cerium bromide, CeBr3(LB), scintillator crystal coupled to a Hamamatsu R11265U-200 photomultiplier. This detector will be the building block for a gamma-ray detector array designed to be the payload for a CubeSat to be launched in 2020. The aim of the mission is to study flashes of gamma rays of terrestrial origin. The design of the detector has been tuned for the detection of gamma rays in the 20 keV-3 MeV energy range.

Original languageBritish English
Article numberP09017
JournalJournal of Instrumentation
Issue number9
StatePublished - 20 Sep 2019


  • Gamma detectors (scintillators, CZT, HPG, HgI etc)
  • Photon detectors for UV, visible and IR photons (vacuum) (photomultipliers, HPDs, others)
  • Scintillators and scintillating fibres and light guides
  • Scintillators, scintillation and light emission processes (solid, gas and liquid scintillators)


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