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The n_TOF Total Absorption Calorimeter for neutron capture measurements at CERN

C. Guerrero U. Abbondanno G. Aerts 1 H. Alvarez F. Alvarez-Velarde S. Andriamonje 1 J. Andrzejewski P. Assimakopoulos L. Audouin 2 G. Badurek P. Baumann 2 F. Becvar E. Berthoumieux 1 F. Calvino M. Calviani D. Cano-Ott R. Capote C. Carrapiço 1 P. Cennini 3 V. Chepel E. Chiaveri 3 N. Colonna G. Cortes A. Couture J. Cox M. Dahlfors 3 S. David 2 I. Dillmann C. Domingo-Pardo W. Dridi 1 I. Duran C. Eleftheriadis L. Ferrant 2 Anthony Ferrari 3 R. Ferreira-Marques K. Fujii W. Furman I. Goncalves E. Gonzalez-Romero F. Gramegna F. Gunsing 1 B. Haas 2 R. Haight M. Heil A. Herrera-Martinez 3 M. Igashira E. Jericha F. Käppeler Y. Kadi 3 D. Karadimos M. Kerveno 2 P. Koehler E. Kossionides M. Krticka C. Lampoudis 1 H. Leeb A. Lindote I. Lopes M. Lozano S. Lukic 2 J. Marganiec S. Marrone T. Martínez C. Massimi P. Mastinu E. Mendoza A. Mengoni 3 P.M. Milazzo C. Moreau M. Mosconi F. Neves H. Oberhummer S. O'Brien J. Pancin 1 C. Papachristodoulou C. Papadopoulos C. Parade N. Patronis A. Pavlik P. Pavlopoulos 4 L. Perrot 1 M.T. Pigni R. Plag A. Plompen A. Plukis 1 A. Poch J. Praena C. Pretel J. Quesada T. Rauscher R. Reifarth C. Rubbia 3 G. Rudolf 2 P. Rullhusen J. Salgado C. Santos L. Sarchiapone 3 I. Savvidis C. Stephan G. Tagliente J.L. Tain L. Tassan-Got 2 L. Tavora R. Terlizzi G. Vannini P. Vaz A. Ventura D. Villamarin M.C. Vicente V. Vlachoudis 3 R. Vlastou F. Voss S. Walter M. Wiescher K. Wisshak
Abstract : The n_TOF Collaboration has built and commissioned a high-performance detector for (n,γ) measurements called the Total Absorption Calorimeter (TAC). The TAC was especially designed for measuring neutron capture cross-sections of low-mass and/or radioactive samples with the accuracy required for nuclear technology and stellar nucleosynthesis. We present a detailed description of the TAC and discuss its overall performance in terms of energy and time resolution, background discrimination, detection efficiency and neutron sensitivity.
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C. Guerrero, U. Abbondanno, G. Aerts, H. Alvarez, F. Alvarez-Velarde, et al.. The n_TOF Total Absorption Calorimeter for neutron capture measurements at CERN. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Elsevier, 2009, 608, pp.424-433. ⟨10.1016/j.nima.2009.07.025⟩. ⟨in2p3-00413445⟩

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