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

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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.


  • A. Korichi
  • T Lauritsen
  • A. N. Wilson
  • J. Dudouet
  • E. Clément
  • N. Lalović
  • R.M. Perez-Vidal
  • S. Pietri
  • D. Ralet
  • O. Stézowski
External organisations
  • University of Paris-Saclay
  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research
  • Abertay University
  • Institut de Physique Nucléaire de Lyon
  • GANIL Grand Accelerateur National d'Ions Lourds
  • University of Valencia
Research areas and keywords

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  • Accelerator Physics and Instrumentation


  • AGATA, Efficiency measurements, Nuclear structure, Segmented germanium detectors, γ-ray spectroscopy, γ-ray tracking
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-86
Number of pages7
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Nov 11
Publication categoryResearch

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