An Ion Beam Tracking System based on a Parallel Plate Avalanche Counter
Department of Nuclear Physics, Research School of Physics and Engineering, Australian National University, ACT 0200 Australia.
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Published online: 19 December 2013
A pair of twin position-sensitive parallel plate avalanche counters have been developed at the Australian National University as a tracking system to aid in the further rejection of unwanted beam particles from a 6.5 T super conducting solenoid separator named SOLEROO. Their function is to track and identify each beam particle passing through the detectors on an event-by-event basis. In-beam studies have been completed and the detectors are in successful operation, demonstrating the tracking capability. A high efficiency 512-pixelwide-angle silicon detector array will then be integrated with the tracking system for nuclear reactions studies of radioactive ions.
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