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Schwinkendorf, J. -P.; Bohlen, S.; Cabadag, J. P. Couperus; Ding, H.; Irman, A.; Karsch, S.; Köhler, A.; Krämer, J. M.; Kurz, T.; Kuschel, S.; Osterhoff, J.; Schaper, L. F.; Schinkel, D.; Schramm, U.; Zarini, O.; D'Arcy, R. (2019): Charge calibration of DRZ scintillation phosphor screens. In: Journal of Instrumentation, Vol. 14, P09025
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Abstract

As a basic diagnostic tool, scintillation screens are employed in particle accelerators to detect charged particles. In extension to the recent revision on the calibration of scintillation screens commonly applied in the context of plasma acceleration [T. Kurz et al., Rev. Sci. Instrum. 89 (2018) 093303], herewe present the charge calibration of three DRZ screens (Std, Plus, High), which promise to offer similar spatial resolution to other screen types whilst reaching higher conversion efficiencies. The calibration was performed at the Electron Linac for beams with high Brilliance and low Emittance (ELBE) at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, which delivers picosecond-long beams of up to 40 MeV energy. Compared to the most sensitive screen, Kodak BioMAX MS, of the aforementioned recent investigation by Kurz et al., the sample with highest yield in this campaign, DRZ High, revealed a 30% increase in light yield. The detection threshold with these screens was found to be below 10 pC/mm(2). For higher charge-densities (several nC/mm(2)) saturation effects were observed. In contrast to the recent reported work, the DRZ screens were more robust, demonstrating higher durability under the same high level of charge deposition.