The Edinburgh Ge6 Array; an array of stacked HpGe detectors for observing medium energy pions and protons in tagged photon experiments

Derek Branford, Klaus Foehl, Nick Harrington, Dan Watts, Ewan Roche, Tom Jude, Daniel Watts

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The Edinburgh Ge6 Array is an array of 5 stacked HpGe detectors that were designed to detect intermediate energy pions and protons with energy resolutions comparable to magnetic spectrometers but with considerably larger solid angles and energy range acceptances. The at-ray was designed primarily to be used in Conjunction with tagged photon spectrometers to Study photonuclear reactions. In this article we present results from a test measurement carried out using a secondary beam of pi(+)-particles at the Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen, Switzerland and describe a pilot study of the Li-6(gamma, pi(+))He-6 reaction carried out using tagged photons at the Institut fur Kernphysik, Mainz. Germany. (C) 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)511-519
Number of pages9
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 21 Apr 2009

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