Hybrid recoil mass analyzer at IUAC – First results using gas-filled mode and future plans
N Madhavan S Nath T Varughese J Gehlot A Jhingan P Sugathan A K Sinha R Singh K M Varier M C Radhakrishna E Prasad S Kalkal G Mohanto J J Das Rakesh Kumar R P Singh S Muralithar R K Bhowmik A Roy Rajesh Kumar S K Suman A Mandal T S Datta J Chacko A Choudhury U G Naik A J Malyadri M Archunan J Zacharias S Rao Mukesh Kumar P Barua E T Subramanian K Rani B P Ajith Kumar K S Golda
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Hybrid recoil mass analyzer (HYRA) is a unique, dual-mode spectrometer designed to carry out nuclear reaction and structure studies in heavy and medium-mass nuclei using gas-filled and vacuum modes, respectively and has the potential to address newer domains in nuclear physics accessible using high energy, heavy-ion beams from superconducting LINAC accelerator (being commissioned) and ECR-based high current injector system (planned) at IUAC. The first stage of HYRA is operational and initial experiments have been carried out using gas-filled mode for the detection of heavy evaporation residues and heavy quasielastic recoils in the direction of primary beam. Excellent primary beam rejection and transmission efficiency (comparable with other gas-filled separators) have been achieved using a smaller focal plane detection system. There are plans to couple HYRA to other detector arrays such as Indian national gamma array (INGA) and $4\pi$ spin spectrometer for ER tagged spectroscopic/spin distribution studies and for focal plane decay measurements.
N Madhavan1 S Nath1 T Varughese1 J Gehlot1 A Jhingan1 P Sugathan1 A K Sinha2 R Singh3 4 K M Varier5 M C Radhakrishna6 E Prasad5 S Kalkal3 G Mohanto1 J J Das7 Rakesh Kumar1 R P Singh1 S Muralithar1 R K Bhowmik1 A Roy1 Rajesh Kumar1 S K Suman1 A Mandal1 T S Datta1 J Chacko1 A Choudhury1 U G Naik1 A J Malyadri1 M Archunan1 J Zacharias1 S Rao1 Mukesh Kumar1 P Barua1 E T Subramanian1 K Rani1 B P Ajith Kumar1 K S Golda1
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