Development of topographical data analysis methods for AGATA

Lead Research Organisation: University of Liverpool
Department Name: Physics

Abstract

This project entails the investigation and optimisation of gamma localisation algorithms used to analyse data from the Advanced Gamma Tracking Array (AGATA), in particular the method of pulse shape analysis (PSA) through machine learning was used to find comparable matches between experimental signal data and reference pulses stored in a pre-existing library. The main aim of this project is to develop novel approaches to PSA that will hopefully lead to a more accurate and efficient method of gamma localisation within the detector array. With a more efficient gamma localisation algorithm understanding the interactions of gamma rays happening inside the tracking array and individual gamma ray tracking should be significantly easier. These improvements will in turn lead to a better peak/total ratio by eliminating a large portion of the continuum of a spectrum and advancements in the field of gamma spectroscopy.

Publications

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Title Coincidence Scan of A005 AGATA crystal 
Description Collection of a high-fidelity scan database of a hyper-pure AGATA detector utilizing the Liverpool University Coincidence scanning table. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Investigations into the database have shown minor discrepancies present within previously accepted simulations suggesting room for improvement. 
 
Title Development of MTSort 5.2 Analysis Package 
Description MTSort is an analysis package used for the processing of signal data. 
Type Of Technology Physical Model/Kit 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact Vast speed improvements over the previous iteration of software allowing for researchers to work with big data more easily 
 
Description AGATA Week 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Annual AGATA collaboration meeting to discuss ongoing research and improvements to the AGATA array.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
URL https://indico.in2p3.fr/event/17160/
 
Description AGATA Week 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Annual AGATA collaboration meeting to discuss ongoing research and improvements to the AGATA array.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://agenda.infn.it/event/19438/timetable/
 
Description AGATA-GRETINA Week 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Annual inter-collaboration meeting between AGATA and GRETINA for the discussion of ongoing research and improvements to both arrays
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018,2019
URL https://indico.in2p3.fr/event/16944/
 
Description AGATA-GRETINA Week 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Annual inter-collaboration meeting between AGATA and GRETINA for the discussion of ongoing research and improvements to both arrays
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018,2019
URL https://indico.in2p3.fr/event/18198/timetable/