AGATA, the European roving detector, arrives in Ganil   
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AGATA, a gamma radiation detector, has just joined the Grand accélérateur national d'ions lourds (Ganil, CNRS/CEA). After stays in Italy and Germany, he moved to France for a measurement campaign of at least two years, as part of a scientific program dedicated to the study of the structure of atomic nuclei. The CNRS and the CEA have been heavily involved in the construction of AGATA, which represents a major technological advance compared to the old detectors: it makes it possible to reconstruct the path of the photons that pass through it. From 2015, several dozen teams of physicists from all over Europe will follow one another at Ganil to carry out their experiments with this ultra-perfected detector.


Click here to read the press release in French on the CEA website 

E. Lemaitre, 2014-06-06 00:00:00


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