Some CsI(Na) crystals for the group

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Some CsI(Na) crystals for the group

Post by luuk » 16 Jun 2017, 18:11

Hi,
I have some CsI(Na) crystals for group members.
If interested please read the pdf.

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Re: Some CsI(Na) crystals for the group

Post by luuk » 15 Jul 2017, 02:17

This offer was about one month online, but because there was only a little interest the offer is expired, remaining crystals are scrapped.
The five persons requested a crystal all got the best I had the 100% working crystals!
Don't forget to publish your test results.
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Re: Some CsI(Na) crystals for the group

Post by iRad » 15 Jul 2017, 02:44

Hi Luuk - I'm very happy you were kind enough to send me one of these crystals, it's hard to believe that only 5 people took advantage of your generous offer. I was able to build the CsI(Na) crystal into a very nice detector last weekend, and hope to post my results later this weekend. Thank you very much for your support of the hobby community. Cheers, Tom
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Re: Some CsI(Na) crystals for the group

Post by luuk » 15 Jul 2017, 03:59

Thanks Tom,
Do hope you can enjoy your detector for a long time.
Luuk

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Re: Some CsI(Na) crystals for the group

Post by iRad » 15 Jul 2017, 06:56

Well, here are the details of the build (see the attachment). Resolution came out very nicely... Thanks again, Tom
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Re: Some CsI(Na) crystals for the group

Post by luuk » 15 Jul 2017, 07:54

Hi Tom,
That is great detector you build there nice finishing on the housing real professional look.
And a perfect result 6.7% for Cs-137 noting left to improve, I like it!
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Re: Some CsI(Na) crystals for the group

Post by iRad » 15 Jul 2017, 09:15

Thanks, could not have done it without you and that special sauce... :) Hopefully some of the other recipients will publish their results as well.
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Re: Some CsI(Na) crystals for the group

Post by lodovico » 17 Jul 2017, 17:31

Nice work !
A question for Luuk and/or Tom. Is it possible to cut CsI crystal (maybe from your remaining crystals) with this dimensions : 4x4x20mm (the same as LYSO crystals that can be found around). I have some SiPMs and I would like to couple them to CsI because LYSO give too much background.
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Re: Some CsI(Na) crystals for the group

Post by iRad » 17 Jul 2017, 22:57

Lodovico - I have saw cut CsI crystal before, but my experience is that the CsI crystal is fragile and can crumble easily, so it can be difficult but I think possible to make in a home lab. I see CsI crystals of even smaller dimensions available often, but professionally cut. I think you would have to start with larger dimensions and sand to size. The most difficulty I think might be in making a 4x4mm face perfect enough for the coupling to SiPM. I'm sure Luuk would have some practical professional experience and advise on this. Cheers, Tom
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Re: Some CsI(Na) crystals for the group

Post by luuk » 18 Jul 2017, 01:36

Hi Lodovico,

I would not cut the crystal first it is not as simple as it looks if you do not have the right tools, special when you cut it in small pieces like you want like Tom says it can easy crumble in small pieces.
Second the light from CsI(Na) is not the best colour for an SiPm, it is better to use CsI(Tl).
If you can tell me what you are looking for (size) maybe I can help you, please send me an off list email.
Luuk

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