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Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Research: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 607 (2009) 412-420
The use of EXOGAM for in-beam spectroscopy of proton drip-line nuclei with radioactive ion beams
M. Petri1, E.S. Paul1, P.J. Nolan1, A.J. Boston1, H.C. Boston1, R.J. Cooper1, M.R. Dimmock1, S. Gros1, B.M. Mcguirk1, G. Turk1, D. Guinet2, Ph. Lautesse2, M. Meyer2, N. Redon2, B. Rosse2, CH. Schmitt2, O. Stezowski2, S. Bhattacharyya3, G. Defrance3, G. Mukherjee3, F. Rejmund3, H. Savajols3, J.N. Scheurer4, J. Gal5, B.M. Nyako5, L. Zolnai5, K. Juhasz6, A. Astier7, I. Deloncle7, M.G. Porquet7, A. Prevost7, V.F.E. Pucknell8, R. Wadsworth9, P. Joshi9, G. Larana10, R. Moro10, M. Trotta10, E. Vardaci10, G. Hackman11, G.C. Ball11
EXOGAM Collaboration(s)

One of the first fusion–evaporation experiments using radioactive ion beams was performed at GANIL in order to study proton-rich nuclei of the light rare-earth region. The low production cross-section of the exotic species of interest, in combination with the low intensity of the beam and its induced background, demanded the use of a highly efficient experimental setup. This consisted of the EXOGAM γ-ray spectrometer coupled for the first time with both the DIAMANT charged-particle array and the VAMOS recoil spectrometer. In this report the experimental challenges of such studies will be discussed and the experimental achievements of the in-beam spectroscopy of proton drip-line nuclei using EXOGAM will be presented.
1 :  Oliver Lodge Laboratory
2 :  IPNL - Institut de Physique Nucléaire de Lyon
3 :  GANIL - Grand Accélérateur National d'Ions Lourds
4 :  CENBG - Centre d'Etudes Nucléaires de Bordeaux Gradignan
5 :  Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy
6 :  Department of Information Technology
7 :  CSNSM - Centre de Spectrométrie Nucléaire et de Spectrométrie de Masse
8 :  STFC Daresbury Laboratory
9 :  Department of Physics
10 :  INFN, Sezione di Napoli - Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Napoli
11 :  TRIUMF
Physique/Physique Nucléaire Expérimentale
EXOGAM array of HPGe detectors – DIAMANT array of CsI charged-particle detectors – Radioactive ion beam – Linear polarisation – Segmented Clover germanium detector