Publication in Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Journal


The article discusses the design and characterization of innovative bismuth germanate (BGO) scintillation detectors, used to filter out the Compton continuum from the spectra, acquired by high-purity germanium (HPGe) detectors. A fully functional DEGAS-BGO-BC cluster was designed and tested both with gamma-ray sources (60Co and 152Eu) and during a DESPEC experiment at GSI/FAIR. The results were compared to simulations and were found to be mostly in agreement with the latter. Additionally, the detector was thoroughly characterized so that its operation was fully understood.

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