Dr Daisuke Suzuki (Riken Nishina Center)
1/25/17, 11:20 AM
Various gaseous detectors have been developed in the last decade to study reactions and decays of radioactive nuclei. These new detectors mostly rely on the micro-pattern gaseous detector technology, but with different concepts and characteristics, depending on experimental purposes and strategies. A overview will be presented.
Dr Marco Cortesi (National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (Michigan State University))
1/25/17, 11:55 AM
A centenary after the discovery of the basic principle of gas amplification, gaseous detectors are still the first choice whenever the large area coverage and low material budget is required. The introduction of the Multi-Wire Proportional Chamber by G. Charpack 1968 represent one of the glories moment in the history of gas detector (Nobel price in 1992), for it provided for the first time...
Enrico Fioretto (LNL)
1/25/17, 2:15 PM
PRISMA is a large acceptance magnetic spectrometer designed to be used with heavy-ion beams accelerated at energies up to E = 10 AMeV by means of the Tandem/PIAVE-ALPI accelerator complex of Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro. Its large solid angle and the high resolving powers of its detection systems allowed to investigate the transfer process around and well below the Coulomb barrier....
Paolo Russotto (CT)
1/25/17, 2:45 PM
A prototype of a new correlator FARCOS (Femtoscope ARray for COrrelations and Spectroscopy) has been recently developed in the frame of INFN - NewCHIM collaboration . FARCOS is an array of triple telescopes (DSSSD[300µm]-DSSSD[1500µm]-CsI(Tl)[6 cm]) with high pixelation and energy resolution, designed to study multi-particle correlations and spectroscopy of un-bound states in Heavy-ion...
Sandro Barlini (FI)
1/25/17, 3:15 PM
The FAZIA detector is a new-generation modular detector array for heavy-ion collisions designed for intermediate energies . The basic detection module consists of two transmission-mounted silicon detectors (300 um and 500um) followed by a CsI(Tl) scintillator, grouped in order to compose 4x4 single telescopes. Significant improvements in ΔE-E and pulse-shape techniques were obtained by...
Dr Ivano Lombardo (Università di Napoli Federico II and INFN - Sez. Napoli)
1/25/17, 3:45 PM
The increasing availability of new low-energy radioactive ion beams facilities in the world calls for the building of new detectors. They should have very low detection and identification thresholds, good isotopic resolving power and large granularity. In this way it would be possible to make correlations studies that are needed to probe the structure and/or the dynamics of nuclear systems...
Grzegorz Jaworski (LNL)
1/25/17, 4:30 PM
The currently being built NEutron Detector Array (NEDA) is the neutron multiplicity filter, which will be used as ancillary device for the state of the art germanium arrays (like AGATA, GALILEO), with both intense stable and radioactive ion beams. The gain in detection efficiency, especially for the events of high neutron multiplicity, will allow to address regions of nuclear chart not...
Dr Agnese Giaz (MI), Prof. Franco Camera (Università di Milano and INFN sect. of Milano)
1/25/17, 5:00 PM
The R&D work on new scintillator materials produced several high performing scintillators with an energy resolution better than that of NaI (6-7% at 662 keV). The best known is LaBr3:Ce because of its excellent and unmatched properties in term of energy (3 % at 662 keV), time (< 500 ps) resolution and efficiency (density of 5.1 g/cm3) for gamma ray detection. However, very new materials as...
Mr Oleksii Poleshchuk (KU Leuven, Institute for Nuclear and Radiation Physics)
1/25/17, 5:30 PM
The SpecMAT Active Target will consist of a Time Projection Chamber (TPC) surrounded with a gamma-detection array. This detector will be used for studies of exotic isotopes produced via transfer reactions. In an active target, an inner volume is filled with a gas which functions as both a target and a detection medium. Interacting with the gas reaction products ionise the gas along their path....
Dr Beatriz Fernandez Dominguez (USC)
1/26/17, 9:00 AM
We have plan several physics cases to study the structure of nuclei far from stability with direct and resonant reactions using active targets. In this talk I will present the experimental requirements of the auxiliary detectors to be implemented depending on the physics goals of the experiments.
Dr Manuel Caamano (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (Spain))
1/26/17, 9:30 AM
The interaction between a charge particle and a fissile nucleus might produce a new type of fission resonances below the Coulomb barrier. These resonances are still to be found experimentally. We propose to use an optical chamber to observe directly the fission products of the interaction between a low-energy proton beam and a U target. The optical chamber works as a gas-filled TPC where the...
28. ELITPC - a TPC detector for photonuclear reaction studies using intense, monochromatic gamma-ray beams at the ELI-NP facility
Dr Mikolaj Cwiok (University of Warsaw)
1/26/17, 10:00 AM
A newly built Extreme Light Infrastructure – Nuclear Physics (ELI-NP) facility in Bucharest-Magurele, Romania will provide monochromatic, high-brilliance gamma-ray beams that will allow one to study key nuclear reactions in modern astrophysics by means of the inverse photo-dissociation process . Such inverse reactions exhibit larger cross sections due to detailed balance principle and have...
Dr Anna Corsi (CEA Saclay)
1/26/17, 11:00 AM
The study of exotic nuclei has triggered the development of innovative target and detection systems. Protons and antiprotons are unique structure probe. Protons can be used to study the spectroscopy of exotic nuclei via quasi-free scattering reactions. Antiproton annihilation at the nuclear surface can be used to probe neutron/proton density ratio, and therefore characterize halos and...
Dr Lothar Naumann (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf)
1/26/17, 11:30 AM
A solution proposed for timing detectors in new high rate beam environments as FAIR, LHC and ILC could be Resistive Plate Chambers (RPC) with semi conductive electrodes. The gas gap between two electrodes amounts to less the 300 µm, to increase the electric field strength up to 100 kV/cm. Different electrode materials are under investigation. RPC prototypes with semi conductive Si3N4/SiC...
Francesco Cappuzzello (LNS)
1/26/17, 12:00 PM
The physics case of neutrino-less double beta decay and in particular, the crucial aspect of the nuclear matrix elements entering in the expression of the half-life of this process will be briefly introduced. The novel idea of using heavy-ion induced reactions as tools for the determination of these matrix elements will be then presented in the framework of the NUMEN project of INFN . ...
Dimitra Pierroutsakou (NA)
1/26/17, 12:30 PM
We will present the experimental set-up  of the Radioactive Ion Beam (RIB) in-flight facility EXOTIC [2-6] consisting of: a) two position-sensitive Parallel Plate Avalanche Counters (PPACs), dedicated to the event-by-event tracking of the produced RIBs and to time of flight measurements; b) the new high-granularity compact telescope array EXPADES (EXotic Particle DEtection System), designed...
18. The low-noise low-power multi-channel ASIC preamplifier of TRACE: design, results and perspectives
Stefano Capra (MI)
1/26/17, 2:15 PM
In this talk the new ASIC preamplifier of TRACE is presented. The discussed topics will include the design philosophy, the experimental results and the foreseen perspectives. The first prototype realized in the end of 2014 has been extensively characterized, both with a pulser on the test-bench and with a detector prototype and an alpha source. With an overall power consumption of 12mW /...
Mr Pietro Ottanelli (FI)
1/26/17, 2:45 PM
The digitization of the signals coming from nuclear detectors signals is becoming widespread. In many applications, the digitized signal is also used for the identification of the detected nuclear fragments from pulse-shape related parameters (Pulse Shape Discrimination). In large detector arrays, the data throughput and calculation power required when the full waveforms are transferred to a...
Dr Simone Valdré (GANIL)
1/26/17, 3:15 PM
FAZIA is a modern apparatus based on Si-Si-CsI(Tl) telescopes designed to have excellent particle identification capabilities with relatively low energy thresholds and high efficiency. To achieve the desired goals, besides the use of carefully designed and selected detectors, a state-of-the-art digitizing front-end electronics is mandatory. Compact and integrated front-end cards are used to...
Gianfranco Prete (LNL)
1/26/17, 3:45 PM
SPES, a new accelerator facility for both the production of exotic ion beams and radio-pharmaceuticals, is presently being installed at the Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro in Italy (LNL). The new cyclotron, which will provide high intensity proton beams for the production of the rare isotopes, has been installed and is now in the commissioning phase. We present here the status of the project...
Mr Gilles WITTWER (GANIL)
1/27/17, 9:00 AM
Dr Alex Laffoley (GANIL)
1/27/17, 9:30 AM
Auxiliary detectors including Si and Si strip detectors placed inside the gas volume of the Active Target and Time Projection Chamber (ACTAR TPC)  represent an integral part of the overall detection system. Readout of the total number of 16384 channels from the highly segmented pad plane of ACTAR TPC will be performed using the electronics and data acquisition system recently developed by...
Dr Héctor Alvarez Pol (University of Santiago de Compostela)
1/27/17, 10:00 AM
ACTARSim is a simulation package developed to determine the response of the ACTAR-TPC Active Target and other similar Active Target projects, as well as their ancillary detectors. The code has recently been upgraded to the last ROOT and Geant4 versions. Physics results and future developments will be discussed.
Prof. Riccardo Raabe (Instituut voor Kern- en Stralingsfysica, KU Leuven)
1/27/17, 11:00 AM
Dr Emanuel Pollacco (SPhN/IRFU/CEA Saclay)
An outline of the trends in conceptual designs for Time Projection Chambers, Active Targets and Trackers to render them generic for changing requirements in Nuclear Physics instrumentations. Examples will be drawn from several experiments that are being built today.