Nuclear instruments and methods in physics research Section A: Accelerators, spectrometers, detectors, and associated equipment vol:454 issue:2-3 pages:403-408
Planar detectors from high-purity germanium single crystals designed for the detection of charged particles in low-temperature nuclear orientation experiments were tested in the temperature range 4.5-77 K. Various detector characteristics were measured. The distortions in spectra observed at the lowest temperatures are discussed. Good performance of the detectors in real experimental conditions was obtained. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.