The Advanced Implantation Detector Array (AIDA)

O. Hall*, T. Davinson*, C. J. Griffin, P. J. Woods, C. Appleton, C. G. Bruno, A. Estrade, D. Kahl, L. Sexton, I. Burrows, P. J. Coleman-Smith, M. Cordwell, A. Grant, M. Kogimtzis, M. Labiche, J. Lawson, I. Lazarus, P. Morall, V. F.E. Pucknell, J. SimpsonC. Unsworth, D. Braga, M. Prydderch, S. L. Thomas, L. J. Harkness-Brennan, P. J. Nolan, R. D. Page, D. Seddon

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Abstract / Description of output

The Advanced Implantation Detector Array (AIDA) is a state-of-the-art detector system for the measurement of the decay properties of exotic nuclei at fragmentation/fission facilities. Built around stacks of up to eight 8cm×8cm, 128 × 128 strip (16384 pixels) or up to four 24cm×8cm, 384 × 128 strip (49152 pixels) double sided silicon strip detectors, the positions of both implanted ions and their subsequent decay products can be measured to sub-mm precision. The large number of pixels per detector provide implant-decay correlations at implantation rates ∼kHz. To process signals from the large number of strips application specific integrated circuits provide low and high gain signal processing per strip (20 GeV and 20 MeV full scale range) with a dynamic range of 1000:1, or better. A summary of the system and the analysis methodologies used are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Article number168166
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Early online date24 Feb 2023
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2023

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • DSSD
  • Fragmentation
  • Implantation


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