Charge Division Readout of a Two-Dimensional Germanium Strip Detector
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC
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Germanium strip detectors combine superior spectroscopy typical of germanium detectors with good spatial resolution. Our work has been to develop a 2-dimensional position readout of a 5 x 5 strip X-Y detector. The prototype device uses two capacitive charge division strings. Each string is read-out by two 13-bit ADCs, one on each end of the string. The four data channels are stored as an event list for subsequent processing. We form a response map over the detector surface in order to locate the position of each interaction with the spatial resolution of the strip pitch, in our case 9 mm. Cross-talk and non-linearities are removed using the response map. Energy resolution of 5.5 keV FWHM is achieved between 60 and 662 keV across the full surface of the detector.
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