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Development of an active 238UF6 gas target

Eckardt, C. and Enders, J. and Freudenberger, M. and Göök, A. and von Neumann-Cosel, P. and Oberstedt, A. and Oberstedt, S. (2012):
Development of an active 238UF6 gas target.
Amsterdam, Elsevier Science BV, In: Physics Procedia 31 Proc. Int. Workshop GAMMA-1 Emission of Prompt Gamma-Rays in Fission and Related Topics, Novi Sad, Serbia (2011), 31, [Conference or Workshop Item]

Abstract

At the superconducting 130 MeV Darmstadt electron linac S-DALINAC a new source of spin-polarized electrons using a GaAs cathode has been installed, opening the path for experiments with polarized electron and photon beams for nuclear structure studies at low momentum transfers, e.g., the search for forward-backward asymmetries originating from parity non-conservation (PNC) in the photon-induced fi�ssion process of 238U.Detailed studies of different properties, e.g., the energy dependence of fi�ssion modes, the population of fi�ssion isomers, or the search for (PNC) effects in the photon-induced fission process of 238U, depends on high quality data, therefore needing high luminosities. An active gas target containing uranium may overcome the problem that large solid target thicknesses cause poor energy and angular resolution. A single Frisch-grid ionization chamber has been built to test a mixture of standard counting gases (e.g., argon) with depleted uraniumhexafl�uoride 238UF6 using a triple alpha source, evaluating signal quality and drift velocity. For mass fractions up to 2 percent of 238U in the counting gas. The drift velocity increases with rising UF6 content, while a good signal quality and energy resolution is preserved.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Erschienen: 2012
Creators: Eckardt, C. and Enders, J. and Freudenberger, M. and Göök, A. and von Neumann-Cosel, P. and Oberstedt, A. and Oberstedt, S.
Title: Development of an active 238UF6 gas target
Language: English
Abstract:

At the superconducting 130 MeV Darmstadt electron linac S-DALINAC a new source of spin-polarized electrons using a GaAs cathode has been installed, opening the path for experiments with polarized electron and photon beams for nuclear structure studies at low momentum transfers, e.g., the search for forward-backward asymmetries originating from parity non-conservation (PNC) in the photon-induced fi�ssion process of 238U.Detailed studies of different properties, e.g., the energy dependence of fi�ssion modes, the population of fi�ssion isomers, or the search for (PNC) effects in the photon-induced fission process of 238U, depends on high quality data, therefore needing high luminosities. An active gas target containing uranium may overcome the problem that large solid target thicknesses cause poor energy and angular resolution. A single Frisch-grid ionization chamber has been built to test a mixture of standard counting gases (e.g., argon) with depleted uraniumhexafl�uoride 238UF6 using a triple alpha source, evaluating signal quality and drift velocity. For mass fractions up to 2 percent of 238U in the counting gas. The drift velocity increases with rising UF6 content, while a good signal quality and energy resolution is preserved.

Volume: 31
Number: 0
Place of Publication: Amsterdam
Publisher: Elsevier Science BV
Uncontrolled Keywords: Photofission,S-DALINAC,Active Target,UF6;,Ionization Chamber,Detector Development, 238U, SFB634, C5
Divisions: 05 Department of Physics
05 Department of Physics > Institute of Nuclear Physics
Event Title: Physics Procedia 31 Proc. Int. Workshop GAMMA-1 Emission of Prompt Gamma-Rays in Fission and Related Topics, Novi Sad, Serbia (2011)
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2014 09:19
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