May 24 – 28, 2021
America/Vancouver timezone

ELITPC - an active target TPC for studying nuclear reactions at astrophysical energies

May 26, 2021, 5:00 AM
Poster Experiments: Precision techniques at low energy Posters: Precision and Low Energy


Mr Mateusz Fila (University of Warsaw)


Determining the ratio of carbon-to-oxygen produced at the end of the helium burning in stars is a paramount importance problem for nuclear astrophysics. In recent years, the advent of high-intensity $\gamma$-ray beams opened a new opportunity to study the $^{12}$C($\alpha$,$\gamma$)$^{16}$O reaction regulating the ration by investigating the time-reversal photodisintegration reaction.
To take advantage of this approach an active-target Time Projection Chamber with electronic readout is being developed at the University of Warsaw, Poland. The $^{16}$O($\alpha$,$\gamma$)$^{12}$C reaction will be studied in an experiment with the gamma-ray beam provided by the High Intensity Gamma-Ray Source (HI$\gamma$S), USA, and in Day-1 experiments at the Extreme Light Infrastructure Nuclear Physics (ELI-NP), Romania.
During the presentation, I will discuss the challenges we have faced and the solutions we adopted for detector design. I will also outline the present problems and plans for future.

TIPP2020 abstract resubmission? No, this is an entirely new submission.
Funding information Work supported by Polish Ministry of Education and Science (4087/ELI-NP/2018/0) and NCN (UMO-2019/33/B/ST2/02176), University of Connecticut (UConn-LNS_UW/7/201 and U.S. DOE (DE-FG02-94ER40870)

Primary author

Mr Mateusz Fila (University of Warsaw)


Mikolaj Cwiok (University of Warsaw (PL)) Zenon Janas (Warsaw University) Wojtek Dominik (University of Warsaw (PL)) Artur Kalinowski (University of Warsaw (PL)) Magdalena Kuich (University of Warsaw (PL)) Chiara Mazzocchi (University of Warsaw (PL)) Prof. Moshe Gai (University of Connecticut (US)) Marcin Zaremba (University of Warsaw)

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