The use of High Purity Germanium detectors (HPGe) has been planned in some future experiments of hadronic physics. The crystals will be located close to large spectrometers where the magnetic fringing field will not be negligible and their performances might change. Moreover high precision is required in these experiments. The contribution of magnetic field presence and long term measurements is unique. In this paper the results of systematic measurements of the resolution, stability and efficiency of a crystal operating inside a magnetic field of 0.8 T, using radioactive sources in the energy range from 0.08 to 1.33 MeV, are reported. The measurements have been repeated during several months in order to test if any permanent damage occurred. The resolution at 1.117 and 1.332 MeV gamma-rays from a 60Co source has been measured at different magnetic fields in the range of 0-0.8 T and the results are compared with the previous data.
|Titolo:||Resolution, efficiency and stability of HPGe detector operating in a magnetic field at various gamma-ray energies|
|Parole Chiave:||HPGe detectors ; hypernuclear gamma-ray spectroscopy ; magnetic field|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore FIS/01 - Fisica Sperimentale|
Settore FIS/04 - Fisica Nucleare e Subnucleare
|Data di pubblicazione:||21-lug-2008|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.nima.2008.04.017|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|