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Simulations using the pulse shape comparison scanning technique on an AGATA segmented HPGe gamma-ray detector


Monte Carlo simulations are used to test the Pulse Shape Comparison Scanning (PSCS) technique implemented at the IPHC scanning table. The technique allows the full volume characterization of a given position sensitive detector resulting in the construction of the corresponding database of pulses. The tests, performed on a high purity germanium (HPGe) detector unit of the AGATA array, aim to quantify the accuracy of the technique and validate it through the evaluation of parameters extracted from the resulting database. The simulations use a combination of tools such as Geant4, SIMION and the Agata Detector Library (ADL). Quality parameters are extracted at various gamma-ray energies and the impact of the input statistics on the parameters is also analyzed.

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This work was partially supported by the MIRION Technologies Canberra Company under the contract No 152251.

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De Canditiis, B., Duchêne, G. Simulations using the pulse shape comparison scanning technique on an AGATA segmented HPGe gamma-ray detector. Eur. Phys. J. A 56, 276 (2020).

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