Characterization of large volume 3.5″ x 8″ LaBr3: Ce detectors for the HECTOR+ array

F. Camera, A. Giaz, L. Pellegri, S. Riboldi, N. Blasi, C. Boiano, A. Bracco, S. Brambilla, S. Ceruti, S. Coelli, F. C.L. Crespi, M. Csatlòs, A. Krasznahorkay, J. Gulyàs, S. Lodetti, S. Frega, A. Miani, B. Million, L. Stuhl, O. Wieland

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A selection of the properties of large volume, cylindrical 3.5" x 8" LaBr3:Ce scintillation detectors coupled to a 3.5" PMT (model R10233-1000SEL from HAMAMATSU) and a special designed Voltage Divider (LABRVD) will be discussed. A number of 10 of such detectors constitute the HECTOR+ array which, in fall 2012, measured at GSI coupled to the AGATA DEMOSTRATOR at the PRESPEC experimental setup. These crystals are among the largest ever produced and needed to be characterized. We have performed several tests and here we discuss, in particular, the energy resolution measured using monochromatic γ-ray sources and in-beam reactions producing γ-rays up to 22.6 MeV. As already measured in two previous works a saturation in the energy resolution was observed in case of high energy gamma rays. Crystal non-homogeneities and PMT gain drifts can affect the resolution of measurements especially in case of high energy γ-rays.

Original languageEnglish
Article number11008
JournalEPJ Web of Conferences
Publication statusPublished - Apr 14 2014
Event2013 International Nuclear Physics Conference, INPC 2013 - Firenze, Italy
Duration: Jun 2 2013Jun 7 2013

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    Camera, F., Giaz, A., Pellegri, L., Riboldi, S., Blasi, N., Boiano, C., Bracco, A., Brambilla, S., Ceruti, S., Coelli, S., Crespi, F. C. L., Csatlòs, M., Krasznahorkay, A., Gulyàs, J., Lodetti, S., Frega, S., Miani, A., Million, B., Stuhl, L., & Wieland, O. (2014). Characterization of large volume 3.5″ x 8″ LaBr3: Ce detectors for the HECTOR+ array. EPJ Web of Conferences, 66, [11008].