Advanced and compact solutions for nuclear and particle Physics experiments.
Mattone C., de Asmundis R., Garosi P., Loffredo F., Quarto M., Romano A.
The CAEN Educational kits are Silicon Photo-Multipliers (SiPM) based and consist in a series of experiments with different difficulty level, covering from the fundamentals of Statistics to Nuclear Physics, Particles Detection, and Nuclear Imaging. Many applications are exploited in the Kits, starting from experiments about gamma and beta spectroscopy, cosmic rays to applications like to build a prototype of PET (positron emission tomography), detect and measure radioactivity on the field. All the necessary tools are included in the kit: detectors, detection system based on SiPMs or PMTs, power supply and amplification module, and the digitizer to read out the signal. The user can acquire the energy spectra, calibrate it in terms of emitted energy, study the composition of different samples, etc. Finally, the new software platform called Hera makes available most of the experiences, giving the possibility to acquire the spectra and analyze them. Step-by-step instructions are given to guide even non-expert personnel towards the final measurement and combine theoretical background, hands-on setup operations, data analysis, and critical synthesis of the results for a complete training.