Target Techniques Applied to γ-Spectroscopy with Heavy Ions

  • G. Sletten


The large energy losses and the straggling taking place when high energy heavy ion beams penetrate targets demand new target techniques. The large Doppler shifts resulting from emission of γ-rays in flight also become an important issue. Such shifts are wanted during lifetime measurements, but in most experiments the shifts are not wanted. The paper describes how these effects relate to the target maker and reviews experience with beams of O, Ar, Ti, Ni, Cu, Kr and Xe at energies of about 5 MeV/amu. The targets prepared for these experiments have been both backed and self-supporting with Z ranging from 6 to 70.


Doppler Shift Energy Deposit Beam Spot Thin Target Beam Spot Size 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Sletten
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  1. 1.The Niels Bohr InstituteUniversity of CopenhagenDenmark

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