CD: A double sided silicon strip detector for radioactive nuclear beam experiments

A.N Ostrowski, S. Cherubini, T. Davinson, D. Groombridge, A.M Laird, A. Musumarra, A. Ninane, A. Di Pietro, A.C. Shotter, P.J. Woods

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Abstract

A very compact double sided silicon strip detector array is described, designed for use in reaction studies involving radioactive nuclear beams. It is small enough to fit inside a large solid angle γ-detector array and will enable Doppler-shift corrections at energies in the vicinity of the Coulomb barrier. The detector provides sufficient energy and time-of-flight resolution for the identification of light reaction products and can be set up to cover a substantial part of the scattering angular distribution with good resolution. The device is available in thicknesses of up to 500 μm to stop all interesting reaction products. Moreover, a very thin (35-40 μm) variant of this detector is described that can be used as an energy loss detector in a ΔE - E telescope geometry followed by a detector that measures the residual energy. This provides additional particle identification capabilities, e.g. in light exotic nuclei induced reactions. First results from a commissioning run using a post-accelerated radioactive beam are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)448-455
Number of pages8
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume480
Issue number2-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Mar 2002

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