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Characterization and performance of the DTAS detector



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Fraile Prieto, Luis Mario and Vedia Fernández, María Victoria and otros, ... (2018) Characterization and performance of the DTAS detector. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 910 . pp. 79-89. ISSN 0168-9002

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2018.09.001


DTAS is a segmented total absorption y-ray spectrometer developed for the DESPEC experiment at FAIR. It is composed of up to eighteen NaI(Tl) crystals. In this work we study the performance of this detector with laboratory sources and also under real experimental conditions. We present a procedure to reconstruct offline the sum of the energy deposited in all the crystals of the spectrometer, which is complicated by the effect of NaI(Tl) light-yield non-proportionality. The use of a system to correct for time variations of the gain in individual detector modules, based on a light pulse generator, is demonstrated. We describe also an event-based method to evaluate the summing-pileup electronic distortion in segmented spectrometers. All of this allows a careful characterization of the detector with Monte Carlo simulations that is needed to calculate the response function for the analysis of total absorption gamma-ray spectroscopy data. Special attention was paid to the interaction of neutrons with the spectrometer, since they are a source of contamination in studies of beta-delayed neutron emitting nuclei.

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© 2018 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. Artículo firmado por 45 autores. This work has been supported by the Spanish Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad under grants FPA2011-24553, AIC-A-2011-0696, FPA2014-52823-C2-1-P and the program Severo Ochoa (SEV-2014-0398), by the European Commission under the FP7/EURATOM contract 605203, and by the Spanish Ministerio de Educación Cultura y Deporte under the FPU12/01527 grant. The work was also supported by the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) grant ST/P005314/1. E. Ganioglu was supported by the Istanbul University Scientific Research Project Unit under FYO-2017-24144 project.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Total absorption spectrometer; Nai(tl); Decay; Simulation; Despec
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Nuclear physics
ID Code:55068
Deposited On:28 May 2019 11:41
Last Modified:29 May 2019 07:53

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