Conceptual design of the AGATA 2π array at LNL

J. J. Valiente-Dobón*, R. Menegazzo, A. Goasduff, D. Agguiaro, P. Aguilera, F. Angelini, M. Balogh, D. Bazzacco, J. Benito, G. Benzoni, N. Bez, M. Bolognesi, S. Bottoni, D. Brugnara, S. Carollo, P. Cocconi, A. Cogo, J. Collado, F. C.L. Crespi, A. ErtoprakR. Escudeiro, F. Galtarossa, E. R. Gamba, A. Gambalonga, B. Góngora Servín, A. Gottardo, A. Gozzelino, M. Gulmini, Z. Huang, T. Marchi, D. Mengoni, P. Modanese, D. R. Napoli, J. Pellumaj, R. M. Pérez-Vidal, S. Pigliapoco, E. Pilotto, L. Ramina, M. Rampazzo, W. Raniero, M. Rebeschini, K. Rezynkina, D. Rosso, M. Scarcioffolo, D. Scarpa, M. Sedlák, R. Smith, N. Toniolo, F. Veronese, V. Volpe, L. Zago, I. Zanon, G. Zhang, R. Abels, M. L. Allegrini, C. Aufranc, G. Baulieu, C. Belkhiria, M. Benettoni, D. Benini, M. Bentley, M. Biasotto, M. Blaizot, J. Blasco Miquel, C. Boiano, A. Boston, H. Boston, A. Boujrad, P. Bourgault, A. Bracco, S. Brambilla, I. Burrows, F. Camera, S. Capra, A. Capsoni, R. Cash, J. V. Civera, E. Clément, S. Coelli, M. Cordwell, L. Corradi, S. Coudert, G. De Angelis, L. De Ruvo, G. Debras, M. Del Fabbro, J. Diklić, N. Dosme, G. Duchene, B. Duclos, J. Dudouet, J. Eberth, S. Elloumi, C. Everett, S. Fantinel, M. Fillinger, E. Fioretto, C. Fransen, A. Gadea, L. Gibelin, V. González, J. Goupil, C. Görgen, A. Grant, J. Ha, T. Hartnett, K. Henseler, H. Hess, R. Hirsch, C. Houarner, T. Joannem, D. S. Judson, N. Karkour, M. Karolak, M. Kebbiri, J. Kieffer, M. Labiche, X. Lafay, P. Le Jeannic, A. Lefevre, E. Legay, F. Legruel, S. Lenzi, S. Leoni, D. Linget, M. Liptrot, A. López-Martens, A. Lotodé, L. Manara, L. Ménager, T. Mijatović, B. Million, A. Minarello, G. Montagnoli, P. Morrall, I. Mullacrane, J. Nyberg, G. Philippon, M. Polettini, F. Popieul, A. Pullia, F. Recchia, P. Reiter, G. Richardt, M. Rocchini, A. Roger, F. Saillant, E. Sanchis, Md S.R. Laskar, G. Secci, M. H. Sigward, N. Solenne, F. Spee, A. M. Stefanini, O. Stézowski, S. Szilner, N. Templeton, Ch Theisen, S. Thiel, F. Tomasi, S. Tzvetkov, D. Vigano, E. Viscione, O. Wieland, K. Wimmer, G. Wittwer, M. Zielińska

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The Advanced GAmma Tracking Array (AGATA) has been installed at Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro (LNL), Italy. In this installation, AGATA will consist, at the beginning, of 13 AGATA triple clusters (ATCs) with an angular coverage of 1π, and progressively the number of ATCs will increase up to a 2π angular coverage. This setup will exploit both stable and radioactive ion beams delivered by the Tandem–PIAVE-ALPI accelerator complex and the SPES facility. The new implementation of AGATA at LNL will be used in two different configurations, firstly one coupled to the PRISMA large-acceptance magnetic spectrometer and lately a second one at Zero Degrees, along the beam line. These two configurations will allow us to cover a broad physics program, using different reaction mechanisms, such as Coulomb excitation, fusion-evaporation, transfer and fission at energies close to the Coulomb barrier. These setups have been designed to be coupled with a large variety of complementary detectors such as charged particle detectors, neutron detectors, heavy-ion detectors, high-energy γ-ray arrays, cryogenic and gasjet targets and the plunger device for lifetime measurements. We present in this paper the conceptual design, characteristics and performance figures of this implementation of AGATA at LNL.

Original languageEnglish
Article number168040
Number of pages14
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Early online date19 Jan 2023
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2023

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Funding Information:
This work was partially supported by MCIN/AEI/ 10.13039/501100011033, Spain with grant PID2020-118265GB-C42 , by Generalitat Valenciana, Spain with grants PROMETEO/2019/005 , and CIAPOS/2021/114 and by the EU FEDER funds . Partially supported by the Croatian Science Foundation project no. IP-2018-01-1257 . Partially supported by the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council including grant ST/T000554/1 .

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  • AGATA spectrometer
  • DANTE detector
  • EUCLIDES detector
  • LNL facility
  • Plunger device
  • PRISMA spectrometer
  • Pulse shape analysis
  • TRACE detector
  • γ-ray tracking

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