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Status of the TRIUMF annular chamber for the tracking and identification of charged particles (TACTIC)

  • G. Ruprecht
  • D. Gigliotti
  • P. Amaudruz
  • L. Buchmann
  • S. P. Fox
  • B. R. Fulton
  • T. Kirchner
  • A. M. Laird
  • P. D. Mumby-Croft
  • R. Openshaw
  • M. M. Pavan
  • J. Pearson
  • G. Sheffer
  • P. Walden
Nuclear Physics in Astrophysics II

Abstract.

TACTIC (TACTIC web site: http://tactic.triumf.ca) is a new detector for low-energy nuclear reactions currently under development at TRIUMF. The cylindrical ionization chamber allows three-dimensional reconstruction of particle tracks by means of a two-dimensional anode array combined with a TOF measurement of the drift electrons. In addition, the integrated charge for each pulse provides information about the energy loss of the particle and therefore allows a better identification of the nuclear species producing the track. The geometry of TACTIC covers a large angular range permitting the measurement of differential cross-sections over a large solid angle. It will be ideal for investigations of nuclear processes pertinent to the field of nuclear astrophysics.

PACS.

25.55.-e 3H-, 3He-, and 4He-induced reactions 29.40.Cs Gas-filled counters: ionization chambers, proportional, and avalanche counters 29.40.Gx Tracking and position-sensitive detectors 

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© Società Italiana di Fisica and Springer-Verlag 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Ruprecht
    • 1
  • D. Gigliotti
    • 1
  • P. Amaudruz
    • 1
  • L. Buchmann
    • 1
  • S. P. Fox
    • 2
  • B. R. Fulton
    • 2
  • T. Kirchner
    • 1
  • A. M. Laird
    • 2
  • P. D. Mumby-Croft
    • 2
  • R. Openshaw
    • 1
  • M. M. Pavan
    • 1
  • J. Pearson
    • 1
  • G. Sheffer
    • 1
  • P. Walden
    • 1
  1. 1.TRIUMFVancouverCanada
  2. 2.University of YorkHeslington, YorkUK

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