Regular Article - Experimental Physics
AGATA: performance of -ray tracking and associated algorithms
Dipartimento di Fisica, Università degli Studi di Milano, 20133, Milan, Italy
2 INFN Sezione di Milano, 20133, Milan, Italy
3 Université Paris-Saclay, CNRS/IN2P3, IJCLab, 91405, Orsay, France
4 Institut Laue-Langevin, 71 Avenue des Martyrs, 38042, Grenoble, France
Accepted: 29 April 2023
Published online: 22 May 2023
AGATA is a modern -ray spectrometer for in-beam nuclear structure studies, based on -ray tracking. Since more than a decade, it has been operated performing experimental physics campaigns in different international laboratories (LNL, GSI, GANIL). This paper reviews the obtained results concerning the performances of -ray tracking in AGATA and associated algorithms. We discuss -ray tracking and algorithms developed for AGATA. Then, we present performance results in terms of efficiency and peak-to-total for AGATA. The importance of the high effective angular resolution of -ray tracking arrays is emphasised, e.g. with respect to Doppler correction. Finally, we briefly touch upon the subject of -ray imaging and its connection to -ray tracking.
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