# Cosmic-ray-induced background intercomparison with actively shielded HPGe detectors at underground locations

@article{Szcs2015CosmicrayinducedBI,
title={Cosmic-ray-induced background intercomparison with actively shielded HPGe detectors at underground locations},
author={T. Sz{\"u}cs and Daniel Bemmerer and Tobias P. Reinhardt and K. Schmidt and M. P. Tak{\'a}cs and A. Wagner and Louis Wagner and David Weinberger and Kai Zuber},
journal={The European Physical Journal A},
year={2015},
volume={51},
pages={1-9}
}
• Published 2 March 2015
• Physics
• The European Physical Journal A
Abstract.The main background above 3MeV for in-beam nuclear astrophysics studies with $\gamma$-ray detectors is caused by cosmic-ray-induced secondaries. The two commonly used suppression methods, active and passive shielding, against this kind of background were formerly considered only as alternatives in nuclear astrophysics experiments. In this work the study of the effects of active shielding against cosmic-ray-induced events at a medium deep location is performed. Background spectra were…
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