A new Time-of-flight detector for the R 3 B setup

R³B collaboration

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We present the design, prototype developments and test results of the new time-of-flight detector (ToFD) which is part of the R3B experimental setup at GSI and FAIR, Darmstadt, Germany. The ToFD detector is able to detect heavy-ion residues of all charges at relativistic energies with a relative energy precision σΔ E/ ΔE of up to 1% and a time precision of up to 14 ps (sigma). Together with an elaborate particle-tracking system, the full identification of relativistic ions from hydrogen up to uranium in mass and nuclear charge is possible.

Original languageEnglish
Article number248
JournalEuropean Physical Journal A
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2022


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