A Recoil Detector for electron scattering experiments with internal targets

M.J.M. van Sambeek, T. Botto

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A Recoil Detector has been constructed for electron-scattering experiments with gas targets internal to the Amsterdam Pulse Stretcher and storage ring (AmPS) at NIKHEF. The detector was designed to detect low-energy (1-20 MeV/nucleon) and low-mass (A ≤ 4) recoiling nuclei emerging from electron-induced reactions. It consists of four sensitive elements: a low-pressure two-step avalanche chamber, two layers of silicon strip detectors of 100 and 475 μm thickness, and a scintillator. The signals from the separate detector elements are processed by custom-made analog and digital electronics. The detector was operated successfully at the AmPS electron scattering facility with a gaseous helium target of 10
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)279-296
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors, and Associated Equipment
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 1999


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