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

Korichi, A.; Lauritsen, T; Wilson, A. N.; Dudouet, J.; Clément, E.; Lalović, N. LU ; Perez-Vidal, R.M.; Pietri, S.; Ralet, D. and Stézowski, O. (2017) In Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 872. p.80-86
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 4π implementation of the device.

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AGATA, Efficiency measurements, Nuclear structure, Segmented germanium detectors, γ-ray spectroscopy, γ-ray tracking
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Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
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872
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7 pages
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Elsevier
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  • scopus:85027848213
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0168-9002
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10.1016/j.nima.2017.08.020
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English
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  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.},
  issn         = {0168-9002},
  keyword      = {AGATA,Efficiency measurements,Nuclear structure,Segmented germanium detectors,γ-ray spectroscopy,γ-ray tracking},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {11},
  pages        = {80--86},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment},
  title        = {Performance of a gamma-ray tracking array : Characterizing the AGATA array using a <sup>60</sup>Co source},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2017.08.020},
  volume       = {872},
  year         = {2017},
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