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A high-resolution time-of-flight spectrometer with tracking capabilities for fission fragments and beams of exotic nuclei

Kosev, K.; Nankov, N.; Friedrich, M.; Grosse, E.; Hartmann, A.; Heidel, K.; Junghans, A. R.; Schilling, K. D.; Schwengner, R.; Sobiella, M.; Wagner, A.

Bremsstrahlung photons produced at the superconducting electron accelerator ELBE at the FZ Dresden-Rossendorf will be used for the production of neutron-rich nuclei by photon-induced fission. The properties of such exotic nuclei will be studied by decay spectroscopy. The mass and the charge identifications will be based on a double time-of-flight (TOF) method for both fission fragments. Currently, an experimental TOF spectrometer consisting of two micro-channel plate (MCP) detectors with two-dimensional position-sensitive delay-line anodes has achieved a position resolution of 1.8 (0.3) mm (FWHM) and a time resolution of 240 ps (FWHM) with a foil thickness of 163 mug/cm^2. The spectrometer will also be applied to track beams of exotic nuclei for experiments at the heavy ion synchrotron at GSI, Darmstadt.

Keywords: Nuclear Structure; Nuclear Astrophysics; Time-of-Flight Spectrometry

Publ.-Id: 9437