Photonuclear spectroscopy with the ELIADE array at ELI-NP

Soderstrom P. -. , Suliman G., Ur C. A. , Balabanski D., Capponi L., Dhal A., ...More

NUOVO CIMENTO C-COLLOQUIA AND COMMUNICATIONS IN PHYSICS, vol.42, 2019 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1393/ncc/i2019-19073-2


The Extreme Light Infrastructure - Nuclear Physics in Bucharest-Magurele, Romania, is a major European undertaking with the aim of constructing a facility that can produce the worlds highest intensity laser beams as well as unique high-brilliance, narrow-bandwidth gamma-ray beams using laser-based inverse Compton scattering. One of the main instruments being constructed for the nuclear physics and applications with high-brilliance gamma-beams research activity is the ELIADE detector array of eight segmented HPGe clover detectors. Using the nuclear resonance fluorescence technique this setup will provide us with access to several nuclear observables like spins, parities, level widths, and branching ratios in the decay. From these observables we expect to draw conclusions about, for example, nuclear dipole response, properties of pygmy resonance and collective scissors mode excitations, parity violation in nuclear excitations, and matrix elements for neutrinoless double-beta decay, among other topics. The uniqueness of the environment in which ELIADE will operate presents several challenges in the design and construction of the array. In this contribution we will present some of these challenges and how these challenges are overcome.