Development of an advanced Compton telescope for MeV-range gamma-ray astronomy

26 Feb 2020  ·  Laviron Adrien, Gourlaouen Valentin, Hamadache Clarisse, Hiver Corentin, Kiener Jürgen, Peyré Jean, Tatischeff Vincent ·

An advanced Compton telescope appears to be the best instrument concept for the next generation gamma-ray space observatory in the MeV range. A first prototype of advanced Compton telescope is being developed to match the constraints of a nano satellite mission, with the scientific objective of measuring gamma-ray burst prompt emission polarization... Our instrumental developments for this project are focusing on the position-sensitive calorimeter module, made of a monolithic inorganic CeBr$_3$ scintillator read by a pixelated photodetector. 3D position reconstruction is obtained by deep-learning algorithms that have been optimized down to an uncertainty of 2 mm for each spatial direction. read more

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