Characteristic x-ray, photoelectron and compton-scattered photon escape from a HPGe detector

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2003
Yılmaz, Ercan
Escape of photoelectrons, Compton-scattered photons and Ge X-rays from a HPGe detector was studied as a function of energy in the range 8-52 keV. A variableenergy source producing Cu, Rb, Mo, Ag, Ba, and Tb X-rays was used. All three mechanisms for energy loss were observed in the same experiment for Ba and Tb, while only X-ray and photoelectron escapes were evident in the spectra for Ag, Mo, Rb, and Cu. Spectral features and possible mechanisms for partial energy deposition were investigated. A Monte Carlo program was used to simulate the relevant interactions and to estimate the escape probabilities.
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E. Yılmaz, “Characteristic x-ray, photoelectron and compton-scattered photon escape from a HPGe detector,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2003.