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Validation of Pulse Shape Simulations for an AGATA Prototype Detector

Abstract : An AGATA symmetric, coaxial, high-purity germanium (HPGe) detector has been scanned in coincidence mode. Charge pulse shapes from the 36-fold segmented outer contacts and center contact were stored for events at more than 2000 precisely determined 3-D interaction positions spread over ten depths (z). A database (basis) of the 37 average experimental pulse shapes at each position was generated. The electric field simulation code Multi Geometry Simulation (MGS) was used to generate the pulse shapes for the geometry on a 1.0-mm cubic grid. A minimization between the experimental pulse shapes at each position and the MGS basis yielded mean displacements of between 1.5 and 3.0 mm in the x-y plane. The vectors of these displacements were biased in the direction of the center of the detector. This effect is attributed to cross-talk. The maximum level of derivative cross-talk was measured and shown to be 534% ns. However due to the lack of a global clock in the acquisition system, it could not be accounted for throughout the basis.
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M.R. Dimmock, A.J. Boston, J.R. Cresswell, I. Lazarus, P. Medina, et al.. Validation of Pulse Shape Simulations for an AGATA Prototype Detector. IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2009, 56, pp.2415-2425. ⟨10.1109/TNS.2009.2021842⟩. ⟨in2p3-00413774⟩



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