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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
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 21 Mar 2002


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.

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