Special Article - Tools for Experiment and Theory

The European Physical Journal A

, 48:85

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A new setup for transfer experiments at REX-ISOLDE
  • Vinzenz BildsteinAffiliated withPhysik Department E12, James-Franck-Straße Email author 
  • , Roman GernhäuserAffiliated withPhysik Department E12, James-Franck-Straße
  • , Thorsten KröllAffiliated withPhysik Department E12, James-Franck-Straße
  • , Reiner KrückenAffiliated withPhysik Department E12, James-Franck-Straße
  • , Kathrin WimmerAffiliated withPhysik Department E12, James-Franck-Straße
  • , Piet Van DuppenAffiliated withInstituut voor Kern- en Stralingsfysica, KU Leuven
  • , Mark HuyseAffiliated withInstituut voor Kern- en Stralingsfysica, KU Leuven
  • , Nikolas PatronisAffiliated withInstituut voor Kern- en Stralingsfysica, KU Leuven
  • , Riccardo RaabeAffiliated withInstituut voor Kern- en Stralingsfysica, KU Leuven

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Transfer reactions in inverse kinematics using the radioactive ion beams provided by the REX-ISOLDE facility at CERN are very good tools to gain insight into the single-particle properties of exotic nuclei. The new silicon particle detector setup T-REX, optimized for these transfer reactions, is presented in this article. T-REX consists of position sensitive ΔE-E telescopes in a compact configuration that covers up to 66% of the solid angle. The setup allows the identification of the light reaction products and the measurement of their angular distribution for a large range of polar angles. Simultaneous detection of the elastically scattered target-like nuclei enables the determination of the optical model parameters used in the analysis of the experiments.