26-30 June 2011
Centro Culturale Altinate, Padova, Italy
Europe/Rome timezone

FIssion Detector In AStrophysics (FIDIAS)

27 Jun 2011, 18:10
Sala Polivalente (Centro Culturale Altinate, Padova, Italy)

Sala Polivalente

Centro Culturale Altinate, Padova, Italy

Via Altinate 71 Padova Italy


Michail Axiotis (INP, NCSR "Demokritos")


Time Projection Chambers are widely used since many years for tracking and identification of charged particles in high energy physics. The feasibility of using a low-cost and "mobile" instrument of this kind to count the recoils, instead of the gammas, emitted by a capture reaction in inverse kinematics is investigated. This approach would provide a breakthrough for cross section measurements of astrophysical relevance. Such a detector has been constructed at the Institute of Nuclear Physics of NCSR Demokritos in collaboration with the CEA, Irfu, Centre de Saclay. Some preliminary results from the first tests that have been performed with this detector will be presented, together with the future prospects of the project.

Primary author

Michail Axiotis (INP, NCSR "Demokritos")


Anastasios Lagoyannis (INP, NCSR "Demokritos") Diane Dore (CEA, Irfu, Centre de Saclay) Frederic Druillole (CEA, Irfu, Centre de Saclay) George Fanourakis (INP, NCSR "Demokritos") Ioannis Giomataris (CEA, Irfu, Centre de Saclay) Leatitia Vernoud (CEA, Irfu, Centre de Saclay) Nikos Karnesis (INP, NCSR "Demokritos") Sotirios Harissopulos (INP, NCSR "Demokritos") Stefano Panebianco (CEA, Irfu, Centre de Saclay) Theodoros Geralis (INP, NCSR "Demokritos") Thomas Papaevangelou (CEA, Irfu, Centre de Saclay)

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