Title: Improving sensitivity of a BEGe-based high-purity germanium spectrometer through pulse shape analysis
Citation: EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL C vol. 78 no. 5 p. 392
Publisher: SPRINGER
Publication Year: 2018
JRC N°: JRC105655
ISSN: 1434-6044
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC105655
DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-018-5852-7
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: We performed Pulse Shape Analysis to separate single-scattered gamma energy deposition events from multiple-scattered photons in a high-sensitivity γ-ray spectrometer. The spectrometer is based on a Broad Energy High Purity Germanium detector and the developed technique uses multivariate analysis by an application of the Multi-Layer Perceptron Neural Network. A very good separation of the single-site- and multi-site events was achieved leading to a significant reduction of the background level of the investigated spectrometer – the double escape peak, rich in single-site events, was reduced by 95%, while the full energy peaks lost at most 25% of their counts. The peak to Compton ratio, calculated for the 2614.5 keV gamma line from 208Tl, was improved by 114.3%.
JRC Directorate:Nuclear Safety and Security

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