The design of a detector for tracking charged particles is presented together with the characterization techniques developed to extract the main design specifications. The goals for the final detector are to achieve real-time imaging performances, a large detection area, and a high spatial resolution, particularly suitable for medical imaging applications. This paper describes the prototype of the tracker plane, which has a 20 × 20 cm2 sensitive area consisting of two crossed ribbons of 500 μm square scintillating fibers. The information about the hit position extracted real-time tracker in an innovative way, using a reduced number of the read-out channels to obtain a very large detection area but with moderate costs and complexity. The performances of the tracker have been investigated using β sources, cosmic rays, and a 62 MeV proton beam. © 2014 D. Lo Presti et al.
Lo Presti, D., Bonanno, D. L., Longhitano, F., Pugliatti, C., Aiello, S., Cirrone, G. A. P., … Ventura, C. (2014). Development of a real-time, large area, high spatial resolution particle tracker based on scintillating fibers. Advances in High Energy Physics, 2014. https://doi.org/10.1155/2014/692908