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Title: High efficiency beta-decay spectroscopy using a planar germanium double-sided strip detector

Abstract

Beta-decay spectroscopy experiments are limited by the detection efficiency of ions and electrons in the experimental setup. While there is a variety of different experimental setups in use for beta-decay spectroscopy, one popular choice is silicon double-sided strip detectors (DSSD). The higher Z of Ge and greater availability of thicker detectors as compared to Si potentially offer dramatic increases in the detection efficiency for beta-decay electrons. In this work, a planar GeDSSD has been commissioned for use in beta-decay spectroscopy experiments at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL). The implantation response of the detector and its beta-decay detection efficiency is discussed.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [2]
  1. Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, MI (United States)
  2. Florida State Univ., Tallahassee, FL (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Nuclear Science and Security Consortium, Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1454851
Grant/Contract Number:  
NA0000979
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A, Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 727; 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

Citation Formats

Larson, N., Liddick, S. N., Bennett, M., Bowe, A., Chemey, A., Prokop, C., Simon, A., Spyrou, A., Suchyta, S., Quinn, S. J., Tabor, S. L., Tai, P. L., Tripathi, Vandana, and VonMoss, J. M. High efficiency beta-decay spectroscopy using a planar germanium double-sided strip detector. United States: N. p., 2013. Web. doi:10.1016/j.nima.2013.06.027.
Larson, N., Liddick, S. N., Bennett, M., Bowe, A., Chemey, A., Prokop, C., Simon, A., Spyrou, A., Suchyta, S., Quinn, S. J., Tabor, S. L., Tai, P. L., Tripathi, Vandana, & VonMoss, J. M. High efficiency beta-decay spectroscopy using a planar germanium double-sided strip detector. United States. doi:10.1016/j.nima.2013.06.027.
Larson, N., Liddick, S. N., Bennett, M., Bowe, A., Chemey, A., Prokop, C., Simon, A., Spyrou, A., Suchyta, S., Quinn, S. J., Tabor, S. L., Tai, P. L., Tripathi, Vandana, and VonMoss, J. M. Sat . "High efficiency beta-decay spectroscopy using a planar germanium double-sided strip detector". United States. doi:10.1016/j.nima.2013.06.027. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1454851.
@article{osti_1454851,
title = {High efficiency beta-decay spectroscopy using a planar germanium double-sided strip detector},
author = {Larson, N. and Liddick, S. N. and Bennett, M. and Bowe, A. and Chemey, A. and Prokop, C. and Simon, A. and Spyrou, A. and Suchyta, S. and Quinn, S. J. and Tabor, S. L. and Tai, P. L. and Tripathi, Vandana and VonMoss, J. M.},
abstractNote = {Beta-decay spectroscopy experiments are limited by the detection efficiency of ions and electrons in the experimental setup. While there is a variety of different experimental setups in use for beta-decay spectroscopy, one popular choice is silicon double-sided strip detectors (DSSD). The higher Z of Ge and greater availability of thicker detectors as compared to Si potentially offer dramatic increases in the detection efficiency for beta-decay electrons. In this work, a planar GeDSSD has been commissioned for use in beta-decay spectroscopy experiments at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL). The implantation response of the detector and its beta-decay detection efficiency is discussed.},
doi = {10.1016/j.nima.2013.06.027},
journal = {Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A, Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment},
number = C,
volume = 727,
place = {United States},
year = {2013},
month = {6}
}

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