The Lund-York-Cologne Calorimeter (LYCCA): concept, design and prototype developments for a FAIR-NUSTAR detector system to discriminate relativistic heavy-ion reaction products

P. Golubev, A. Wendt, L. Scruton, J. Taprogge, D. Rudolph, P. Reiter, M.A. Bentley, V. Avdeichikov, P. Boutachkov, S.P. Fox, J. Gerl, Ch. Goergen, R. Hoischen, N. Kurz, B.S. Nara Singh, G. Pascovici, S. Pietri, H. Schaffner, M.J. Taylor, S. ThielH.J. Wollersheim

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Abstract

The concept, design and prototype developments for the Lund–York–Cologne CAlorimeter (LYCCA) is presented. LYCCA is a modular device for the NUclear STructure, Astrophysics and Reactions (NUSTAR) science pillar of the Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR) at Darmstadt, Germany. LYCCA is designed to discriminate heavy ions produced in nuclear reactions induced by relativistic radioactive ion beams. Measurements of energy loss, total energy, and time-of-flight allow the derivation of proton number, Z, and mass number, A, of the reaction products. LYCCA-inherent tracking of the flight paths of the reaction products enables coincident HIgh-resolution in-beam -ray SPECtroscopy (HISPEC) of atomic nuclei far from the line of -stability.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-66
Number of pages12
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume723
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Sep 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • relativistic heavy ions
  • nuclear structure
  • time of flight
  • energy loss
  • total energy
  • A and Z identification

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Golubev, P., Wendt, A., Scruton, L., Taprogge, J., Rudolph, D., Reiter, P., Bentley, M. A., Avdeichikov, V., Boutachkov, P., Fox, S. P., Gerl, J., Goergen, C., Hoischen, R., Kurz, N., Nara Singh, B. S., Pascovici, G., Pietri, S., Schaffner, H., Taylor, M. J., ... Wollersheim, H. J. (2013). The Lund-York-Cologne Calorimeter (LYCCA): concept, design and prototype developments for a FAIR-NUSTAR detector system to discriminate relativistic heavy-ion reaction products. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 723, 55-66. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2013.04.058