Jan 25 – 27, 2017
INFN Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro
Europe/Rome timezone

An optical chamber for fission

Jan 26, 2017, 9:30 AM
Villi Meeting Room (INFN Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro)

Villi Meeting Room

INFN Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro

Viale dell'Università 2 - 35020 LEGNARO PD - Italy
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Dr Manuel Caamano (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (Spain))


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 light emitted by the ionised gas is picked up by a comercial CMOS camera and the resulting image is analysed to reconstruct the reaction. In this talk we will present the physical case as well as the plan to build such optical TPC chamber.

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Dr Manuel Caamano (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (Spain))


Dr Beatriz Fernandez-Dominguez (USC) Dr Diego Gonzalez Diaz (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela) Dr Héctor Alvarez Pol (University of Santiago de Compostela) Dr PABLO CABANELAS EIRAS (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela)

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