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Interaction position resolution simulations and in-beam measurements of the AGATA HPGe detectors
Uppsala University, Department of Physics and Astronomy.
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Physics, Nuclear Physics.
2011 (English)In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, ISSN 0168-9002, E-ISSN 1872-9576, Vol. 638, no 1, 96-109 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The interaction position resolution of the segmented HPGe detectors of an AGATA triple cluster detector has been studied through Monte Carlo simulations and in an in-beam experiment. A new method based on measuring the energy resolution of Doppler-corrected gamma-ray spectra at two different target to detector distances is described. This gives the two-dimensional position resolution in the plane perpendicular to the direction of the emitted gamma-ray. The gamma-ray tracking was used to determine the full energy of the gamma-rays and the first interaction point, which is needed for the Doppler correction. Five different heavy-ion induced fusion-evaporation reactions and a reference reaction were selected for the simulations. The results of the simulations show that the method works very well and gives a systematic deviation of <1 mm in the FVVHM of the interaction position resolution for the gamma-ray energy range from 60 keV to 5 MeV. The method was tested with real data from an in-beam measurement using a (30)5i beam at 64 MeV on a thin C-12 target. Pulse-shape analysis of the digitized detector waveforms and gamma-ray tracking was performed to determine the position of the first interaction point, which was used for the Doppler corrections. Results of the dependency of the interaction position resolution on the gamma-ray energy and on the energy, axial location and type of the first interaction point, are presented. The FVVHM of the interaction position resolution varies roughly linearly as a function of gamma-ray energy from 8.5 mm at 250 key to 4 mm at 1.5 MeV, and has an approximately constant value of about 4 mm in the gamma-ray energy range from 1.5 to 4 MeV.

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2011. Vol. 638, no 1, 96-109 p.
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gamma-ray tracking, AGATA, Monte Carlo simulations, HPGe detectors, Fusion-evaporation reactions
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Subatomic Physics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-34527DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2011.02.089ISI: 000290082600015Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-79953312623OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-34527DiVA: diva2:422058
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Swedish Research Council
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QC 20110610Available from: 2011-06-10 Created: 2011-06-09 Last updated: 2017-12-11Bibliographically approved

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