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Event reconstruction in high resolution Compton telescopes

Boggs, S. E. and Jean, P. (2000) Event reconstruction in high resolution Compton telescopes. Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplement Series, 145 (2). pp. 311-321. ISSN 0365-0138. doi:10.1051/aas:2000107.

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The development of germanium Compton telescopes for nuclear γ-ray astrophysics (~ 0.2 - 20 MeV) requires new event reconstruction techniques to accurately determine the initial direction and energy of photon events, as well as to consistently reject background events. This paper describes techniques for event reconstruction, accounting for realistic instrument/detector performance and uncertainties. An especially important technique is Compton Kinematic Discrimination, which allows proper interaction ordering and background rejection with high probabilities. The use of these techniques are crucial for the realistic evaluation of the performance and sensitivity of any germanium Compton telescope configuration.

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Additional Information:© 2000 European Southern Observatory (ESO). Received: 7 April 2000. Accepted: 9 May 2000. S.E. Boggs would like to thank the Millikan Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, CIT Deparment of Physics, for support.
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Subject Keywords:gamma rays: observations - telescopes - techniques: spectroscopic - techniques: image processing - instrumentation: detectors
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Official Citation:vent reconstruction in high resolution Compton telescopes S. E. Boggs and P. Jean Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser., 145 2 (2000) 311-321 DOI:
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