Wednesday, April 24, 2013

1304.6270 (Bastian Löher et al.)

The high-efficiency γ-ray spectroscopy setup γ3 at

Bastian Löher, Vera Derya, Thomas Aumann, Jacob Beller, Nathan Cooper, Marc Duchene, Janis Endres, Enrico Fiori, Johann Isaak, John Kelley, Michael Knörzer, Norbert Pietralla, Christopher Romig, Marcus Scheck, Heiko Scheit, Joel Silva, Anton P. Tonchev, Werner Tornow, Henry Weller, Volker Werner, Andreas Zilges
The existing Nuclear Resonance Fluorescence (NRF) setup at the HI{\gamma}S facility at the Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory at Duke University has been extended in order to perform {\gamma}-{\gamma} coincidence experiments. The new setup combines large volume LaBr3:Ce detectors and high resolution HPGe detectors in a very close geometry to offer high efficiency, high energy resolution as well as high count rate capabilities at the same time. The combination of a highly efficient {\gamma}-ray spectroscopy setup with the mono-energetic high-intensity photon beam of HI{\gamma}S provides a worldwide unique experimental facility to investigate the {\gamma}-decay pattern of dipole excitations in atomic nuclei. The performance of the new setup has been assessed by studying the nucleus \sulfur at 8.125 MeV beam energy. The {\gamma}-decay branching ratio from the $1^+$ level at 8125.4 keV to the first excited $2^+$ state was determined to 15.7(3)%.
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