Regular Article - Experimental Physics

The European Physical Journal A

, 50:8

MINOS: A vertex tracker coupled to a thick liquid-hydrogen target for in-beam spectroscopy of exotic nuclei

  • A. ObertelliAffiliated withCEA, Centre de Saclay, IRFU Email author 
  • , A. DelbartAffiliated withCEA, Centre de Saclay, IRFU
  • , S. AnvarAffiliated withCEA, Centre de Saclay, IRFU
  • , L. AudiracAffiliated withCEA, Centre de Saclay, IRFU
  • , G. AutheletAffiliated withCEA, Centre de Saclay, IRFU
  • , H. BabaAffiliated withRIKEN Nishina Center
  • , B. BruyneelAffiliated withCEA, Centre de Saclay, IRFU
  • , D. CalvetAffiliated withCEA, Centre de Saclay, IRFU
  • , F. ChâteauAffiliated withCEA, Centre de Saclay, IRFU
    • , A. CorsiAffiliated withCEA, Centre de Saclay, IRFU
    • , P. DoornenbalAffiliated withRIKEN Nishina Center
    • , J. -M. GhellerAffiliated withCEA, Centre de Saclay, IRFU
    • , A. GiganonAffiliated withCEA, Centre de Saclay, IRFU
    • , C. Lahonde-HamdounAffiliated withCEA, Centre de Saclay, IRFU
    • , D. LeboeufAffiliated withCEA, Centre de Saclay, IRFU
    • , D. LoiseauAffiliated withCEA, Centre de Saclay, IRFU
    • , A. MohamedAffiliated withCEA, Centre de Saclay, IRFU
    • , J. -Ph. MolsAffiliated withCEA, Centre de Saclay, IRFU
    • , H. OtsuAffiliated withRIKEN Nishina Center
    • , C. PéronAffiliated withCEA, Centre de Saclay, IRFU
    • , A. PeyaudAffiliated withCEA, Centre de Saclay, IRFU
    • , E. C. PollaccoAffiliated withCEA, Centre de Saclay, IRFU
    • , G. PronoAffiliated withCEA, Centre de Saclay, IRFU
    • , J. -Y. RousseAffiliated withCEA, Centre de Saclay, IRFU
    • , C. SantamariaAffiliated withCEA, Centre de Saclay, IRFU
    • , T. UesakaAffiliated withRIKEN Nishina Center

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Abstract

MINOS is a new apparatus dedicated to in-beam nuclear structure experiments with low-intensity exotic beams in inverse kinematics at intermediate energies above 150MeV/nucleon. The device is composed of a thick liquid-hydrogen target coupled to a compact time projection chamber (TPC) serving as a vertex tracker. Either used for in-beam gamma spectroscopy of bound excited states or invariant-mass spectroscopy of unbound states, MINOS aims at improving the luminosity by a very significant factor compared to standard solid-target material experiments while improving experimental resolutions.