First in-beam experiment with the ELIADE detectors: a spectroscopic study of La-130

Capponi L., Kusoglu A., Soderstrom P., Balabanski D. L., Turturica G., Bocchi G., ...More

JOURNAL OF INSTRUMENTATION, vol.16, no.12, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1088/1748-0221/16/12/t12001
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Compendex, Index Islamicus, INSPEC
  • Keywords: Gamma detectors, Polarimeters, Polarisation, Spectrometers, GAMMA-RAY SPECTROSCOPY, COMPTON POLARIMETER, SCATTERING, CHAMBER, LIGHT, ARRAY
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


The new facility, Extreme Light Infrastructure-Nuclear Physics (ELI-NP), is a combined laser-gamma nuclear physics research facility currently undergoing its final implementation stages in Magurele near Bucharest, Romania. It already hosts two fully-operational 10 PW laser arms and, by 2023, it will also house a gamma-beam system based on laser Compton backscattering, capable of delivering a high-brilliance, low-energy beam at E-gamma less than or similar to 19.5 MeV. Owing to this unique laser-gamma instrumentation combination, several types of experiments will be possible at ELI-NP, including high precision nuclear resonance fluorescence (NRF) experiments. In this case, the main gamma-beam detection system for performing NRF studies at ELI-NP is represented by the ELI Array of DEtectors (ELIADE), featuring eight high-purity germanium (HPGe) segmented clover detectors. The current work presents the characteristics of two of the ELIADE detectors, including their photopeak detection efficiency, energy resolution, and peak-to-total ratio measured using gamma-ray sources, as well as the timing performance obtained via in-beam measurements. For these latter detector tests, La-130 was populated via the fusion evaporation reaction Sb-121(C-12,3n)La-130 using a beam energy of 53 MeV at the Horia Hulubei National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering (IFIN-HH), also located in Magurele. Herein, we report on the results of the La-130 linear polarization measurements taken using the ELIADE detectors as Compton polarimeters. The results obtained from the in-beam experiment were compared to several already published works and we present new information on the transition multipolarity in La-130.