SHARC: Silicon Highly-segmented Array for Reactions and Coulex used in conjunction with the TIGRESS γ-ray spectrometer
The combination of γ-ray spectroscopy and charged-particle spectroscopy is a powerful tool for the study of nuclear reactions with beams of nuclei far from stability. This paper presents a new silicon detector array, SHARC, the Silicon Highly-segmented Array for Reactions and Coulex. The array is used at the radioactive-ion-beam facility at TRIUMF (Canada), in conjunction with the TIGRESS γ-ray spectrometer, and is built from custom Si-strip detectors utilising a fully digital readout. SHARC has more than 50% efficiency, approximately 1000-strip segmentation, angular resolutions of Δθ ≈ 1.3 deg and Δφ ≈ 3.5 deg, 25-30 keV energy resolution, and thresholds of 200 keV for up to 25 MeV particles. SHARC is now complete, and the experimental program in nuclear astrophysics and nuclear structure has commenced. © 2011 IOP Publishing Ltd and SISSA.
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Journal of Instrumentation
Diget, C., Fox, S., Smith, A., Williams, S., Porter-Peden, M., Achouri, L., Adsley, P., Al-Falou, H., Austin, R., Ball, G., Blackmon, J., Brown, S., Catford, W., Chen, A., Chen, J., Churchman, R., Dech, J., DiValentino, D., Djongolov, M., Fulton, B., Garnsworthy, A., Hackman, G., Hager, U., Kshetri, R., Kurchaninov, L., Laird, A., Martin, J., Matos, M., Orce, J., Orr, N., Pearson, C., Ruiz, C., & Sarazin, F. (2011). SHARC: Silicon Highly-segmented Array for Reactions and Coulex used in conjunction with the TIGRESS γ-ray spectrometer. Journal of Instrumentation, 6 (2) https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-0221/6/02/P02005