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Journal of Instrumentation 6 (2011) P02005
SHARC: Silicon Highly-segmented Array for Reactions and Coulex used in conjunction with the TIGRESS gamma-ray spectrometer
C.Aa Diget, S.P. Fox, A. Smith, S. Williams, M. Porter-Peden, N.L. Achouri1, P. Adsley, H. Al Falou1, R.A.E. Austin, G.C. Ball, J.C. Blackmon, S. Brown, W.N. Catford, A.A. Chen, J. Chen, R.M. Churchman, J. Dech, D. Di Valentino, M. Djongolov, B.R. Fulton, A. Garnsworthy, G. Hackman, U. Hager, R. Kshetri, L. Kurchaninov, A.M. Laird, J.-P. Martin, M. Matos, J.N. Orce, N.A. Orr1, C.J. Pearson, C. Ruiz, F. Sarazin, S. Sjue, D. Smalley, C.E. Svensson, M. Taggart, E. Tardiff, G.L. Wilson

The combination of gamma-ray spectroscopy and charged-particle spectroscopy is a powerful tool for the study of nuclear reactions with beams of nuclei far from stability. This paper presents a new silicon detector array, SHARC, the Silicon Highly-segmented Array for Reactions and Coulex. The array is used at the radioactive-ion-beam facility at TRIUMF (Canada), in conjunction with the TIGRESS gamma-ray spectrometer, and is built from custom Si-strip detectors utilising a fully digital readout. SHARC has more than 50% efficiency, approximately 1000-strip segmentation, angular resolutions of Delta theta approximate to 1 : 3 deg and Delta phi approximate to 3.5 deg, 25-30 keV energy resolution, and thresholds of 200 keV for up to 25 MeV particles. SHARC is now complete, and the experimental program in nuclear astrophysics and nuclear structure has commenced.
1 :  LPCC - Laboratoire de Physique Corpusculaire de Caen
structure nucléaire
Physique/Physique Nucléaire Expérimentale
Si microstrip and pad detectors – Very low-energy charged particle detectors – Gamma detectors (scintillators – CZT – HPG – HgI etc)