Prototype development of a GEM-TPC for the super-FRS of the FAIR facility

Francisco Garcia*, R. Turpeinen, R. Lauhakangas, E. Tuominen, M. Kalliokoski, R. Janik, P. Strmen, M. Pikna, A. Prochazka, B. Sitar, C. J. Bitchou, V. Kleipa, S. Ndiaye, B. Voss

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The FAIR facility is an international accelerator centre for research with ion and antiproton beams. It is being built at Darmstadt, Germany as an extension to the current GSI research institute. One major part of the facility will be the Super-FRS separator. The NUSTAR experiments will benefit from the Super-FRS, which will deliver an unprecedented range of radioactive ion beams (RIB). These experiments will use beams of different energies and characteristics in three different branches; the high-energy which utilizes the RIB at relativistic energies 300-1500 MeV/u as created in the production process, the low-energy branch aims to use beams in the range of 0-150 MeV/u whereas the ring branch will cool and store beams in the NESR ring. The main tasks for the Super-FRS beam diagnostics chambers will be for the set up and adjustment of the separator as well as to provide tracking and event-by-event particle identification. The Helsinki Institute of Physics, the Comenius University, Bratislava and the Detector Laboratory of GSI are in a joint R&D phase of a GEM-TPC detector which could satisfy the requirements of such diagnostics and tracking chambers in terms of tracking efficiency, space resolution and count rate capability. The current status and the first Beam test results will be shown.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2011
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781467301183
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference - Valencia, Spain
Duration: 23 Oct 201129 Oct 2011

Publication series

NameIEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record
ISSN (Print)1095-7863


ConferenceIEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference
Abbreviated titleNSS/MIC

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