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J. Bortfeldt, F. Brunbauer, F. Garcia, M. Hracek, D. Janssens, M. Lisowska, H. Muller, H. Natal da Luz, E. Oliveri, D. Pfeiffer, H. Pulkkinen, L. Ropelewski, J. Samarati, M. van Stenis, A. Utrobicic, R. Veenhof, …, L. Scharenberg, K. Desch, M. Lupberger
X-ray imaging with gaseous detectors using the VMM3a and the SRS
Nucl. Instr. Meth. Phys. Res. A 1011 (2021) 165576
The integration of the VMM3a Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) into RD51’s Scalable Readout System (SRS) provides a versatile tool for the readout of Micro-Pattern Gaseous Detectors (MPGDs). With its self-triggered high-rate readout, its analogue part that allows to get information on the deposited energy in the detector, and its so-called neighbouring-logic that allows to recover information on the charge distribution, this new system has features of particular interest for digital X-ray imaging. In the present article, we want to emphasise the capabilities of VMM3a/SRS by presenting results of X-ray imaging studies. We will highlight the advantages on the energy and the spatial resolution provided by the neighbouring-logic. In the first part, we focus on spatial resolution studies. We show how segmented readout structures introduce a repeating pattern in the distribution of the reconstructed positions (using the centre-of-gravity method) and how this behaviour can be mitigated with the neighbouring-logic. As part of these studies, we explore as well an alternative position reconstruction algorithm. In the second part of the article, we present the energy resolution studies.