A comparison of BGO and BSO crystals used in the dual-readout mode

N. Akchurin, F. Bedeschi, A. Cardini, M. Cascella, G. Ciapetti, D. De Pedis, M. Fasoli, R. Ferrari, S. Franchino, M. Fraternali, G. Gaudio, J. Hauptman, M. Incagli, F. Lacava, L. La Rotonda, S. Lee, M. Livan, E. Meoni, A. Negri, D. PinciA. Policicchio, F. Scuri, A. Sill, G. Susinno, T. Venturelli, C. Voena, R. Wigmans

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We report on a systematic study of the properties of two high-Z scintillating crystals, bismuth germanate (BGO) and bismuth silicate (BSO), in view of the possible application of such crystals in dual-readout calorimeters. Whereas the light attenuation characteristics of both crystals are about the same, BSO offers a considerably higher Cherenkov light yield, and with a given UV filter the separation between the Cherenkov and scintillation signals is substantially better in this crystal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-98
Number of pages8
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jun 1 2011


  • Calorimetry
  • Cherenkov light
  • High-Z scintillating crystals


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