Feb 15 – 19, 2016
Vienna University of Technology
Europe/Vienna timezone

Novel applications and future perspectives of a fast diamond gamma-detector

Not scheduled
15m
Vienna University of Technology

Vienna University of Technology

Gusshausstraße 27-29, 1040 Wien
Board: 45
Poster Semiconductor Detectors

Speaker

Mr Themistoklis Williams (LAL, Univ. Paris-Sud, CNRS/IN2P3, Orsay, France)

Description

For the first time, a diamond sensor was operated for the characterisation of a high average-intensity $\gamma$-ray beam. Data was collected for $\gamma$-beam energies between 2 and 7 MeV, at the HI$\gamma$S facility of TUNL. The nanosecond-fast resolution of diamond detectors is exploited to distinguish bunches of $\gamma$-rays 16.8 ns apart. It allows a precise direct determination of the time-structure of the $\gamma$-beam. The strong potential of such a detector for precise absolute flux, position and polarisation measurements are exposed. It is thus shown that diamond detectors are a decisive and unique tool for the detailed characterisation of upcoming $\gamma$-sources, such as ELI-NP and HI$\gamma$S-2, which will revolutionise the future of nuclear physics.

Primary author

Mr Themistoklis Williams (LAL, Univ. Paris-Sud, CNRS/IN2P3, Orsay, France)

Co-authors

Dr Aurelien Martens (LAL, Univ. Paris-Sud, CNRS/IN2P3, Orsay, France) Dr Erich Griesmayer (Vienna University of Technology, Austria) Mr Kavrigin Pavel (Vienna University of Technology, Austria) Prof. Kevin Cassou (LAL, Univ. Paris-Sud, CNRS/IN2P3, Orsay, France)

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