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Simon Emde

Fast timing with plastic scintillators for in-beam heavy-ion spectroscopy

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  • R. Hoischen, Lund University, GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung
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  • S. Pietri, GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung
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  • D. Rudolph, Lund University
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  • W. Prokopowicz, GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung
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  • H. Schaffner, GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung
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  • S. Emde
  • P. Golubev, Lund University
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  • A. Wendt, University of Cologne
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  • N. Kurz, GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung
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  • H. J. Wollersheim, GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung
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  • J. Gerl, GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung

The design, R&D, and testing of a new plastic-scintillator detector for Time-of-Flight measurements with relativistic heavy-ion beams are presented. A design approach using 32 independent precise timing measurements of the same physical event is followed. This is different from the conventional scheme, which aims at two or four high-precision measurements. A circular, 27 cm in diameter, BC-420 plastic-scintillator sheet is read-out by 32 photomultiplier tubes in order to achieve an intrinsic detector resolution on the order of 10 ps root mean square.

Original languageEnglish
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume654
Issue1
Pages (from-to)354-360
Number of pages7
ISSN0168-9002
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Oct 2011
Externally publishedYes

    Research areas

  • Fast timing, Heavy ion, Plastic scintillator, Time resolution, Time-of-Flight

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