Development of detection systems for low-energy heavy ions at DRAGON


The new DRAGON facility at TRIUMF is designed to measure alpha and proton capture reactions with radioactive ion beams in inverse kinematics. For nucleo-synthesis in astrophysical scenarios, the relevant energies lie in the 0.15-1 MeV/u range, where very low cross sections are expected. Therefore the separation of the recoil products from the beam particles will be a difficult task. This pare focuses on the end detectors, which will be used to distinguish recoils from beam particles at the end of the DRAGON separator.

Author: Engel, S. et al.
Journal: Nuclear Physics A