Simulation of the AGATA spectrometer and coupling with ancillary detectors

M. Labiche*, J. Ljungvall, F. C.L. Crespi, S. Chen, J. Bordes, A. Goasduff, S. Bottoni, E. Gamba, R. M. Pérez-Vidal, M. A. Bentley

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The design study of the AGATA array began with the development of the AGATA simulation code using GEANT4. The latter played a key part in the final design of the array and provided a cost effective solution for the early development of the tracking algorithm. The code has since been maintained and developed by the collaboration to provide more realistic simulations, with reaction chambers, ancillary detectors and surrounding mechanical structures completing the entire setup.

Original languageEnglish
Article number158
Number of pages12
JournalEuropean Physical Journal A
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jul 2023

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The authors would like to thank the AGATA collaboration. The development of the simulation code is the result of a tremendous collaborative venture involving a huge number of people from many institutes across the last two decades. Particular thanks goes to E. Farnea for initiating the simulation work and all postdoctoral researchers and users who have allowed for the code to advance. The authors are supported by grants from the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council, including ST/F004 052/1, ST/T003480/1 and ST/T000546/1. This work is also supported in France by the CNRS and partially supported by the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Italy, by MCIN/AEI/1 0.13039/501100011033, Spain with grant PID2020-118265GB-C42, by Generalitat Valenciana, Spain with grants PROMETEO/2019/005 and CIAPOS/2021/114, and by the EU FE-DER funds.

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