Response of AGATA Segmented HPGe Detectors to Gamma-Rays up to 15.1 MeV

Crespi F. C. L. , Avigo R., Camera F., Benzoni G., Blasi N., Bottoni S., ...More

IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium/Medical Imaging Conference (NSS/MIC)/18th International Workshop on Room-Temperature Semiconductor X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Detectors, Valencia, Spain, 23 - 29 October 2011, pp.1147-1149 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • Doi Number: 10.1109/nssmic.2011.6154591
  • City: Valencia
  • Country: Spain
  • Page Numbers: pp.1147-1149


In many in-beam gamma spectroscopy experiments the detection of high-energy gamma rays in the range up to 10-20 MeV is of primary importance. New generation high-resolution gamma-ray spectrometers like AGATA and GRETA are composed of position sensitive segmented HPGe detectors and provide a reconstruction of the gamma-ray tracks. The performance of AGATA detectors in this energy range has, however, never been studied in detail. A measurement of the response to 15.1 MeV gamma rays has been performed using two HPGe triple clusters of the AGATA Demonstrator array, operating at LNL-INFN. This manuscript presents the preliminary results of a test of the AGATA detectors for the measurement of high-energy gamma rays, in terms of detection efficiency, energy resolution, tracking and performance of the pulse shape analysis (PSA) algorithms.