2022 Impact factor 2.7
Hadrons and Nuclei
Eur. Phys. J. A 15, 265-269 (2002)
DOI: 10.1140/epja/i2001-10265-1

Gamma-ray tracking: Utilizing new concepts in the detection of gamma-radiation

K. Vetter

Nuclear Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA


(Received: 21 March 2002 / Published online: 31 October 2002)

Gamma-ray tracking in a closed array of highly segmented HPGe detectors is a new concept for the detection of $\gamma$-radiation. Each of the interacting $\gamma$-rays is identified and separated by measuring the energies and positions of individual interactions and by applying tracking algorithms to reconstruct the scattering sequences, even if many $\gamma$-rays hit the array at the same time. The three-dimensional position and the energy of interactions are determined by using two-dimensionally segmented Ge detectors along with pulse-shape analysis of the signals. Such a detector will have new and much improved capabilities compared to current $\gamma$-ray spectrometer. One implementation of this concept, called GRETA (Gamma-Ray Energy Tracking Array), is currently being under development at LBNL.

07.85.-m - X- and gamma-ray instruments.
29.40.-n - Radiation detectors.
29.40.Ka - Cherenkov detectors.
29.40.Wk - Solid-state detectors.

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