Nuclear Science and Techniques

《核技术》(英文版) ISSN 1001-8042 CN 31-1559/TL     2019 Impact factor 1.556

Nuclear Science and Techniques ›› 2017, Vol. 28 ›› Issue (3): 40 doi: 10.1007/s41365-017-0183-1

• NUCLEAR ELECTRONICS AND INSTRUMENTATION • Previous Articles     Next Articles

A time and charge measurement board for muon tomography of high-Z materials

Shi-Tao Xiang 1,2  Hao Liang 1,2   

  1. 1 State Key Laboratory of Particle Detection and Electronics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
    2 Department of Modern Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
  • Contact: Hao Liang E-mail:simonlh@ustc.edu.cn
  • Supported by:
    This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 11005108).
PDF ShareIt Export Citation
Shi-Tao Xiang, Hao Liang. A time and charge measurement board for muon tomography of high-Z materials.Nuclear Science and Techniques, 2017, 28(3): 40     doi: 10.1007/s41365-017-0183-1
Citations
Altmetrics

Abstract:

In this paper, a versatile time and charge measurement (MQT) board for muon tomography is described in detail. For time measurement, the general-purpose timeto-digital converter (TDC) chip TDC-GP2 is employed, while for charge measurement, digitization plus numerical integration in field programmable gate array is employed. Electronic tests demonstrate that the total 32 channels of two MQT boards have a time resolution of superior than 100 ps, with excellent linearity for time and charge measurement.

Key words: Time and charge measurement, General-purpose time-to-digital converter (TDC-GP2), Muon tomography