Time Projection Chamber (TPC) detectors for nuclear astrophysics studies with gamma beams


Journal Article (Review)

© 2019 Gamma-Beams at the HIγS facility in the USA and anticipated at the ELI-NP facility, now constructed in Romania, present unique new opportunities to advance research in nuclear astrophysics; not the least of which is resolving open questions in oxygen formation during stellar helium burning via a precise measurement of the 12C(α,γ) reaction. Time projection chamber (TPC) detectors operating with low pressure gas (as an active target) are ideally suited for such studies. We review the progress of the current research program and plans for the future at the HIγS facility with the optical readout TPC (O-TPC) and the development of an electronic readout TPC for the ELI-NP facility (ELITPC).

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Cited Authors

  • Gai, M; Schweitzer, D; Stern, SR; Young, AH; Smith, R; Cwiok, M; Bihalowicz, JS; Czyrkowski, H; Dabrowski, R; Dominik, W; Fijalkowska, A; Janas, Z; Janiak, L; Korgul, A; Matulewicz, T; Mazzocchi, C; Pfützner, M; Zaremba, M; Balabanski, D; Gheorghe, I; Matei, C; Tesileanu, O; Zamfir, NV; Ahmed, MW; Henshaw, SS; Howell, CR; Mueller, JM; Myers, LS; Stave, S; Sun, C; Weller, HR; Wu, YK; Breskin, A; Dangendorf, V; Tittelmeier, K; Freer, M

Published Date

  • February 21, 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 954 /

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0168-9002

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.nima.2019.01.006

Citation Source

  • Scopus