Time Projection Chamber (TPC) detectors for nuclear astrophysics studies with gamma beams

GAI, M, SCHWEITZER, D, STERN, S. R., YOUNG, AH, SMITH, Robin, CWIOK, M, BIHALOWICZ, J. S., CZYRKOWSKI, H, DABROWSKI, R, DOMINIK, W, FIJALKOWSKA, A, JANAS, Z, JANIAK, L, KORGUL, A, MATULEWICZ, T, MAZZOCCHI, C, PFÜTZNER, M, ZAREMBA, M, BALABANSKI, D, GHEORGHE, I, MATEI, C, TESILEANU, O, ZAMFIR, N. V., AHMED, M. W., HENSHAW, S. S., HOWELL, C. R., MUELLER, J. M., MYERS, L. S., STAVE, S, SUN, C, WELLER, H.R., WU, Y. K., BRESKIN, A, DANGENDORF, V, TITTELMEIER, K and FREER, M (2019). Time Projection Chamber (TPC) detectors for nuclear astrophysics studies with gamma beams. Nuclear instruments and methods in physics research: Section A: Accelerators, spectrometers, detectors and associated equipment.

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    Abstract

    Gamma-Beams at the HIS facility in the USA and anticipated at the ELI-NP facility, now constructed in Romania, present unique new opportunities to advance research in nuclear astrophysics; not the least of which is resolving open questions in oxygen formation during stellar helium burning via a precise measurement of the 12C() reaction. Time projection chamber (TPC) detectors operating with low pressure gas (as an active target) are ideally suited for such studies. We review the progress of the current research program and plans for the future at the HIS facility with the optical readout TPC (O-TPC) and the development of an electronic readout TPC for the ELI-NP facility (ELITPC).

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: 0202 Atomic, Molecular, Nuclear, Particle And Plasma Physics; Nuclear & Particles Physics
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2019.01.006
    SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
    Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
    Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2019 09:31
    Last Modified: 09 Jan 2020 01:18
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/23854

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