A measurement method of a detector response function for monochromatic electrons based on the Compton scattering

S. V. Bakhlanov, N. V. Bazlov, A. V. Derbin, I. S. Drachnev, A. S. Kayunov, V. N. Muratova, D. A. Semenov, E. V. Unzhakov

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Abstract

In this paper we present a method of scintillation detector energy calibration using the gamma-rays. The technique is based on the Compton scattering of gamma-rays in a scintillation detector and subsequent photoelectric absorption of the scattered photon in the Ge-detector. The novelty of this method is that the source of gamma rays, the germanium and scintillation detectors are immediately arranged adjacent to each other. The method presents an effective solution for the detectors consisting of a low atomic number materials, when the ratio between Compton effect and photoelectric absorption is large and the mean path of gamma-rays is comparable to the size of the detector. The technique can be used for the precision measurements of the scintillator light yield dependence on the electron energy.

Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

Keywords

  • Energy scale calibration
  • Scintillator and semiconductor detectors

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