Characteristics of the segmented Super Clover germanium detector response i
n close geometries have been studied. Results obtained with localising hit
pattern recognition are compared with results from add-back and individual
crystal analysis. The detector has been used at the focal plane of a gas fi
lled recoil separator to detect isomeric gamma-rays from the nuclei produce
d in the Sm-150(Ca-42,4n)Pb-188 reaction. Coincidence data from the detecto
r was analysed and the level scheme below tile 1.2 mus isomeric state in Pb
-188 could be deduced.