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Spectroscopic quantum imaging using pixel-level ADCs in semiconductor-based hybrid pixel detectors

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tesis.dvi SPECTROSCOPIC QUANTUM IMAGING USING PIXEL-LEVEL ADCS IN SEMICONDUCTOR-BASED HYBRID PIXEL DETECTORS David San Segundo Bello Samenstelling promotiecommissie: Voorzitter: prof.dr.ir. A.J. Mouthaan Secretaris: prof.dr.ir. A.J. Mouthaan Universiteit Twente, EWI Promotor: prof.dr.ir. B.Nauta Universiteit Twente, EWI Ass. promotor: dr. J.L. Visschers NIKHEF Referent: dr. E. Heijne CERN Leden: prof.dr. J. Schmitz Universiteit Twente, EWI prof.dr.ir. G.J.M. Smit Universiteit Twente, EWI prof.dr.ir. A.J.P. Theuwissen TU Delft Title: SPECTROSCOPIC QUANTUM IMAGING USING PIXEL-LEVEL ADCS IN SEMICONDUCTOR-BASED HYBRID PIXEL DETECTORS Author: David San Segundo Bello ISBN: 978-90-365-2852-8 DOI: 10.3990./1.9789036528528 This research was partially supported by the European Union under the Grant number TMR ERBFMRXCT980196 SPECTROSCOPIC QUANTUM IMAGING USING PIXEL-LEVEL ADCS IN SEMICONDUCTOR-BASED HYBRID PIXEL DETECTORS Proefschrift ter verkrijging van de graad van doctor aan de Universiteit Twente, op gezag van de Rector Magnificus, Prof.dr. H. Brinksma, volgens besluit van het College voor Promoties in het openbaar te verdedigen op donderdag 10 september 2009 om 15.00 uur door David San Segundo Bello geboren op 21 augustus 1972 te Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spanje Dit proefschrift is goedgekeurd door: de promotor prof.dr.ir. B. Nauta de assistent promotor dr. J. Visschers Para David, Ine´s y Merche. Contents Samenvatting xvii 1 Introduction 1 1.1 Background and motivation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1.2 Overview of the achievements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 1.3 Outline of the chapters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Bibliography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 2 X-ray and gamma-ray imaging 9 2.1 The electromagnetic spectrum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 2.2 The nature of X-rays and gamma-rays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

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