The Texas-Edinburgh-Catania Silicon Array (TECSA): A detector for nuclear astrophysics and nuclear structure studies with rare isotope beams

B. T. Roeder, M. McCleskey, L. Trache, A. A. Alharbi, A. Banu, S. Cherubini, T. Davinson, V. Z. Goldberg, M. Gulino, R. G. Pizzone, E. Simmons, R. Sparta, A. Spiridon, C. Spitaleri, J. P. Wallace, R. E. Tribble, P. J. Woods

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Abstract

We present the details of the construction and commissioning of the Texas-Edinburgh-Catania Silicon Array (TECSA). TECSA is composed of up to 16 Micron Semiconductor Ltd. type-YY1 silicon strip detectors and associated electronics, which is designed for use in studies of nuclear astrophysics and nuclear structure with rare isotope beams. TECSA was assembled at the Texas AM University Cyclotron Institute and will be housed there for the next few years. The array was commissioned in a recent experiment where the d((14)C,p)(15)C reaction at 11.7 MeV/u was measured in inverse kinematics. The results of the measurement and a discussion of the future use of this array are presented. (C) 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)71-76
Number of pages6
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume634
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2011

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