- Rafal Broda (Institute of Nuclear Physics PAN, Krakow, Poland)
Franco Camera (University and INFN Milano)
In the last 10 years a large number of new high light-yield scintillator crystals have been discovered. The most famous among them are LaBr3:Ce crystals. Even though large volume LaBr3:Ce detectors are available since only 2008-2009 some newly arrays with large volume crystals are already in operation as for example HECTOR+ which consists of ten 9 x 20 cm LaBr3:Ce detectors and eight 14.5 x...
Dr Zhimin Wang (TRIUMF and Simon Fraser University)
Versatile Germanium-detector array is essential to exploit the unique scientific opportunities at TRIUMF Isotope Separator and ACcelerator (ISAC). The TIGRESS array and its associated auxiliary detectors has been designed for reaction studies with accelerated ion beams. The 8π spectrometer and its powerful suite of ancillary detectors is optimized for a wide program of research in the ﬁelds of...
Mr Tayfun Huyuk (IFIC (CSIC - Universidad de Valencia))
Future studies of exotic nuclei will mainly be performed by using reactions induced by radioactive as well as high-intensity stable heavy ions. The need for efficient neutron detection is not only required in heavy-ion fusion-evaporation reactions close to the proton dripline, but also as ”veto” detectors for suppression of reaction channels with high neutron multiplicity in studies of...
Dr Barbara Melon (University and INFN Firenze)
We have investigated the ability of AGATA modules to measure the linear polarisation of gamma rays, exploiting the dependence of the Compton scattering differential cross section on the azimuthal angle. To this aim, partially polarised gamma rays have been produced by Coulomb excitation of the first excited state of 104Pd and 108Pd which deexcite to the ground state by emission of gamma rays...
Mr Sive Noncolela (1. iThemba LABS) , Dr Thifhelimbilu Daphney Bucher (1. iThemba LABS)
The iThemba LABS detector is made up of four end-closed coaxial, front tapered, electrically segmented n-type germanium crystals, packed closely together in one cryostat. The dimensions of each crystal are: 60 mm width before shaping and 90 mm long. The cathode of each crystal is electrically segmented into 8 contacts with depth segmentation at 35 mm, implying that the back segments are 55 mm...
Prof. Ricardo Alarcon (Arizona State University)
Proton beam therapy is emerging as a major radiation therapy modality for cancer patients due to the improved dose distribution of protons, which allows for increased dose to the tumor while sparing surrounding healthy tissues. This work addresses the problem of range uncertainty through the development of a detector, which will measure proton range in each patient during beam delivery with...