TexAT detector upgrade for 14O(α,p)17F cross section measurement

C. Park, S. Ahn, S. Bae, J. Bishop, S. M. Cha, K. Y. Chae, S. Do, G. M. Gu, K. I. Hahn, B. Hong, A. Kim, C. Kim, C. H. Kim, D. Kim, G. Kim, M. J. Kim, S. H. Kim, Y. H. Kim, Y. Kim, E. KoshchiyB. Moon, C. E. Parker, G. V. Rogachev, A. Saastamoinen

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A direct cross-section measurement of the 14O(α,p)17F reaction is important to understand the light curves of x-ray bursts. The measurement will be performed using the Texas Active Target TPC version 2 (TexAT_v2). The TexAT_v2 aims at measuring lower energy protons from the reaction than the original TexAT. Newly developed silicon and CsI(Tl) detector arrays are added at the left, right and bottom of a modified field cage to increase its detection efficiency. This paper describes the overall specifications and two commissioning experiments performed at Texas A&M University.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)221-223
Number of pages3
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
StatePublished - Aug 2023

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  • Active target time projection chamber
  • O(α, p)F
  • TexAT
  • TexAT_v2
  • X6 silicon detector


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