Special Article – Tools for Experiment and Theory
Position uncertainties of AGATA pulse-shape analysis estimated via the bootstrapping method
Irfu/DPhN, CEA, Université Paris-Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
2 IJC Lab, CNRS/IN2P3, Université Paris-Saclay, Orsay, France
3 Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Universitá di Padova, Padova, Italy
4 INFN, Sezione di Padova, Padova, Italy
Accepted: 4 February 2021
Published online: 19 February 2021
The unprecedented capabilities of state-of-the-art segmented germanium-detector arrays, such as AGATA and GRETA, derive from the possibility of performing pulse-shape analysis. The comparison of the net- and transient-charge signals with databases via grid-search methods allows the identification of the -ray interaction points within the segment volume. Their precise determination is crucial for the subsequent reconstruction of the -ray paths within the array via tracking algorithms, and hence the performance of the spectrometer. In this paper the position uncertainty of the deduced interaction point is investigated using the bootstrapping technique applied to Co radioactive-source data. General features of the extracted position uncertainty are discussed as well as its dependence on various quantities, e.g. the deposited energy, the number of firing segments and the segment geometry.
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