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Title: Performance of a gamma-ray tracking array: Characterizing the AGATA array using a  60Co source

Abstract

The AGATA (Advanced GAmma Tracking Array) tracking detector is being designed to far surpass the performance of the previous generation, Compton-suppressed arrays. In this paper, a characterization of AGATA is provided based on data from the second GSI campaign. Emphasis is placed on the proper corrections required to extract the absolute photopeak efficiency and peak-to-total ratio. The performance after tracking is extracted and GEANT4 simulations are used both to understand the results and to scale the measurements up to predicted values for the full 4 implementation of the device.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [5];  [6];  [7];  [8];  [1];  [4]
  1. Centre de Sciences Nucléaires et de Sciences de la Matière (CSNSM), Orsay (France)
  2. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
  3. Abertay Univ., Dundee (United Kingdom)
  4. Inst. of Nuclear physics of Lyon, Villeurbanne (France)
  5. Grand Accélérateur National d'Ions Lourds (GANIL), Caen (France)
  6. Lund Univ. (Sweden). Dept. of Phyics; GSI-Helmholtzzentrum fur Schwerionenforschung, Darmstadt (Germany)
  7. Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC)-Univ. de Valencia, Valencia (Spain). Inst. de Fisica Corpuscular
  8. GSI-Helmholtzzentrum fur Schwerionenforschung, Darmstadt (Germany)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26)
OSTI Identifier:
1395862
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A, Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 872; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0168-9002
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; AGATA; Segmented germanium detectors; efficiency measurements; nuclear structure; y-ray spectroscopy; y-ray tracking

Citation Formats

Korichi, A., Lauritsen, T., Wilson, A. N., Dudouet, J., Clément, E., Lalović, N., Perez-Vidal, R. M., Pietri, S., Ralet, D., and Stézowski, O. Performance of a gamma-ray tracking array: Characterizing the AGATA array using a  60Co source. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1016/j.nima.2017.08.020.
Korichi, A., Lauritsen, T., Wilson, A. N., Dudouet, J., Clément, E., Lalović, N., Perez-Vidal, R. M., Pietri, S., Ralet, D., & Stézowski, O. Performance of a gamma-ray tracking array: Characterizing the AGATA array using a  60Co source. United States. doi:10.1016/j.nima.2017.08.020.
Korichi, A., Lauritsen, T., Wilson, A. N., Dudouet, J., Clément, E., Lalović, N., Perez-Vidal, R. M., Pietri, S., Ralet, D., and Stézowski, O. Wed . "Performance of a gamma-ray tracking array: Characterizing the AGATA array using a  60Co source". United States. doi:10.1016/j.nima.2017.08.020.
@article{osti_1395862,
title = {Performance of a gamma-ray tracking array: Characterizing the AGATA array using a  60Co source},
author = {Korichi, A. and Lauritsen, T. and Wilson, A. N. and Dudouet, J. and Clément, E. and Lalović, N. and Perez-Vidal, R. M. and Pietri, S. and Ralet, D. and Stézowski, O.},
abstractNote = {The AGATA (Advanced GAmma Tracking Array) tracking detector is being designed to far surpass the performance of the previous generation, Compton-suppressed arrays. In this paper, a characterization of AGATA is provided based on data from the second GSI campaign. Emphasis is placed on the proper corrections required to extract the absolute photopeak efficiency and peak-to-total ratio. The performance after tracking is extracted and GEANT4 simulations are used both to understand the results and to scale the measurements up to predicted values for the full 4 implementation of the device.},
doi = {10.1016/j.nima.2017.08.020},
journal = {Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A, Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment},
number = C,
volume = 872,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Nov 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Wed Nov 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}

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