A recoil detector for the Internal Target Facility of AmPS (NIKHEF).

M.J.M. van Sambeek, H.P. Blok

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A recoil detector has been built for internal target experiments with the Amsterdam Pulse Stretcher and storage ring, AmPS, of 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. The detector consists of 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 electronics and dedicated VME-based digitizer modules. The detector was operated successfully at the AmPS electron scattering facility with a gaseous He target of 10

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Proceedings title: Proc. "Frontier detectors for frontier physics"


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