Prototype Development of a GEM-TPC for the Super-FRS of the FAIR Facility

Garcia, F. and Turpeinen, R. and Lauhakangas, R. and Tuominen, E. and Kalliokoski, M. and Janik, R. and Strmen, P. and Pikna, M. and Prochazka, A. and Sitar, B. and Bitchou, C. J. and Kleipa, V. and Ndiaye, S. and Voss, B. (2011) Prototype Development of a GEM-TPC for the Super-FRS of the FAIR Facility. In: 2011 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference (NSS/MIC). IEEE, Valencia, pp. 1788-1792. ISBN 978-1-4673-0120-6

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The FAIR([1]) facility is an international accelerator centre for research with ion and antiproton beams. It is being built at Darmstadt, Germany as an extension to the current GSI research institute. One major part of the facility will be the Super-FRS[2] separator. The NUSTAR experiments will benefit from the Super-FRS, which will deliver an unprecedented range of radioactive ion beams (RIB). These experiments will use beams of different energies and characteristics in three different branches; the high-energy which utilizes the RIB at relativistic energies 300-1500 MeV/u as created in the production process, the low-energy branch aims to use beams in the range of 0-150 MeV/u whereas the ring branch will cool and store beams in the NESR ring. The main tasks for the Super-FRS beam diagnostics chambers will be for the set up and adjustment of the separator as well as to provide tracking and event-by-event particle identification. The Helsinki Institute of Physics, the Comenius University, Bratislava and the Detector Laboratory of GSI are in a joint R&D phase of a GEM-TPC detector which could satisfy the requirements of such diagnostics and tracking chambers in terms of tracking efficiency, space resolution and count rate capability. The current status and the first Beam test results will be shown.

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