Position Resolution in a Ge-Strip Detector

by , | Oct 9, 1999 | Papers

We have investigated, both experimentally and theoretically, how to reconstruct in 3D the interaction positions for (gamma) -rays penetrating into a double-sized Ge cross trip detector. We found that when a suitable geometry is used, the 3D-reconstruction problem can be reduced to three 1D ones, which greatly simplifies the task. We report measurements on a 10mm thick detector with 2mm strip pitch, showing that at least 2mm position resolution can easily be achieved perpendicular to the detector plane. While the in- plane resolution is presently limited to the strip pitch we present work on progress in developing algorithms to improve this. This includes in particular the expected effects of the electronics and the interstrip capacitance on the signal shapes. Finally, we present captured waveforms that indicate the possibility of reconstructing more complex events such as Compton scattering.

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