Perspectives of Super-Heavy Nuclei research with the upcoming separator-spectrometer setup S$^3$ at GANIL/SPIRAL2 - The VAMOS Gas-Filled separator and AGATA

Abstract : Several facilities or apparatus for the synthesis and spectroscopy of the Super-Heavy Nuclei (SHN) are presently under construction in the world, which reflect the large interest for this region of extreme mass and charge, but also for the need of even more advanced research infrastructures. Among this new generation, the GANIL/SPIRAL2 facility in Caen, France, will soon deliver very high intense ion beams of several tens of particle $\mu$A. The Super Separator Spectrometer S$^3$ has been designed to exploit these new beams for the study of SHN after separation. It will provide the needed beam rejection, mass selection and full arsenal of state-of-the art detection setups. Still at GANIL, the AGATA new generation gamma-ray tracking array is being operated. The VAMOS high acceptance spectrometer is being upgraded as a gas-filled separator. Its coupling with AGATA will lower the spectroscopic limits for the prompt gamma-ray studies of heavy and super-heavy nuclei. In this proceeding, these new devices will be presented along with a selected physics case.
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C. Theisen, H. Savajols, J. Piot. Perspectives of Super-Heavy Nuclei research with the upcoming separator-spectrometer setup S$^3$ at GANIL/SPIRAL2 - The VAMOS Gas-Filled separator and AGATA. FUSION17, Feb 2017, Hobart, Australia. pp.00059, ⟨10.1051/epjconf/201716300059⟩. ⟨in2p3-01688357⟩

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