The high-efficiency γ-ray spectroscopy setup γ 3 at HIγS

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The existing Nuclear Resonance Fluorescence (NRF) setup at the HIγS facility at the Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory at Duke University has been extended in order to perform γ-γ coincidence experiments. The new setup combines large volume LaBr3:Ce detectors and high resolution HPGe detectors in a very close geometry to offer high efficiency, high energy resolution as well as high count rate capabilities at the same time. The combination of a highly efficient γ-ray spectroscopy setup with the mono-energetic high-intensity photon beam of HIγS provides a worldwide unique experimental facility to investigate the γ-decay pattern of dipole excitations in atomic nuclei. The performance of the new setup has been assessed by studying the nucleus 32S at 8.125 MeV beam energy. The relative γ-decay branching ratio from the 1+ level at 8125.4 keV to the first excited 2+ state was determined to 15.7(3)%. © 2013 Elsevier B.V.

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Cited Authors

  • Löher, B; Derya, V; Aumann, T; Beller, J; Cooper, N; Duchêne, M; Endres, J; Fiori, E; Isaak, J; Kelley, J; Knörzer, M; Pietralla, N; Romig, C; Savran, D; Scheck, M; Scheit, H; Silva, J; Tonchev, A; Tornow, W; Weller, H; Werner, V; Zilges, A

Published Date

  • June 17, 2013

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Volume / Issue

  • 723 /

Start / End Page

  • 136 - 142

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0168-9002

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.nima.2013.04.087

Citation Source

  • Scopus