10-12 June 2013
Palazzo del Bo', Padova, Italy
Europe/Rome timezone
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Gamma-ray Spectroscopy with GRETINA at NSCL

11 Jun 2013, 10:55
Aula Nievo (Palazzo del Bo', Padova, Italy)

Aula Nievo

Palazzo del Bo', Padova, Italy

Palazzo del Bo' via VIII Febbraio 2 PADOVA
Invited Session 6


Dr Dirk Weisshaar (NSCL/MSU Michigan)


In early summer 2012, the Gamma-Ray Energy TRAcking In-beam Nuclear Array GRETINA was installed in front of the S800 Magnetic Spectrograph for in-flight gamma-ray spectroscopy campaign with fast beams of rare isotopes. In this type of experiments rare-isotopes beams provided by the Coupled Cyclotron Facility of the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSLC) are delivered onto a reaction target placed at the center of GRETINA. Reaction residues are detected in the spectrograph in coincidence with gamma rays in GRETINA. The high spatial resolution of GRETINA allows to perform accurate Doppler-shift reconstruction of the gamma-ray energies emitted by the reaction residues moving at velocities typically exceeding 30% of the speed of light. GRETINA's tracking capability enables to acquire gamma-ray data of high spectral quality. More than 20 experiments have been performed covering topics in nuclear structure and nuclear astrophysics. This presentation will summarize the performance of GRETINA in this powerful configuration for fast beam spectroscopy and give an overview on the physics program accomplished in this campaign.

Primary author

Dr Dirk Weisshaar (NSCL/MSU Michigan)

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