Title

RESONEUT: A detector system for spectroscopy with (d,n) reactions in inverse kinematics

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2018

Abstract

The RESONEUT detector setup is described, which was developed for resonance spectroscopy using (d,n) reactions with radioactive beams in inverse kinematics and at energies around the Coulomb barrier. The goal of experiments with this setup is to determine the spectrum and proton-transfer strengths of the low-lying resonances, which have an impact on astrophysical reaction rates. The setup is optimized for l=0 proton transfers in inverse kinematics, for which most neutrons are emitted at backward angles with energies in the 80–300 keV range. The detector system is comprised of 9 p-terphenyl scintillators as neutron detectors, two annular silicon-strip detectors for light charged particles, one position-resolving gas ionization chamber for heavy ion detection, and a barrel of NaI-detectors for the detection of γ-rays. The detector commissioning and performance characteristics are described with an emphasis on the neutron-detector components.

Publication Title

Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment

Volume

877

First Page

34

Last Page

43

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1016/j.nima.2017.09.019

ISSN

01689002

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