Wide-window gas target system for high resolution experiment with magnetic spectrometer

H. Matsubara, A. Tamii, Y. Shimizu, K. Suda, Y. Tameshige, J. Zenihiro

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A gas target system has been developed for nuclear scattering experiments with a highly dispersive spectrometer at small scattering angles including 0°. The system is equipped with a gas cell that has a wide beam window of 44 mm in width and 14 mm in height. The size is sufficient to pass a dispersed beam, which is essential for high energy-resolution measurement. A gas handling system allows target gas that is often limited in quantity, to be collected for reuse. Typical areal density is 1 mg/cm 2 for 20Ne or 36Ar gas. The target can be operated either at room temperature or at the liquid nitrogen temperature. The gas target has been employed in a proton inelastic-scattering experiment at 295 MeV with the Grand Raiden spectrometer at the Research Center for Nuclear Physics. A good energy resolution of 20 keV (FWHM) has been achieved at scattering angles of 0-4.5°.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)122-129
Number of pages8
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Publication statusPublished - 21-06-2012
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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