First data with the Hybrid Array of Gamma Ray Detector (HAGRiD)

K. Smith, T. Baugher, S. Burcher, A. B. Carter, J. A. Cizewski, K. A. Chipps, M. Febbraro, R. Grzywacz, K. L. Jones, S. Munoz, S. D. Pain, S. V. Paulauskas, A. Ratkiewicz, K. T. Schmitt, C. Thornsberry, R. Toomey, D. Walter, H. Willoughby

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The structure of nuclei provides insight into astrophysical reaction rates that are difficult to measure directly. These studies are often performed with transfer reactions and β-decay measurements. These experiments benefit from particle-γ coincidence measurements which provide information beyond that of particle detection alone. The Hybrid Array of Gamma Ray Detectors (HAGRiD) of LaBr3(Ce) scintillators has been designed with this purpose in mind. The design of the array permits it to be coupled with particle detector systems, such as the Oak Ridge Rutgers University Barrel Array (ORRUBA) of silicon detectors and the Versatile Array of Neutron Detectors at Low Energy (VANDLE). It is also designed to operate with the Jet Experiments in Nuclear Structure and Astrophysics (JENSA) advanced target system. HAGRiD's design avoids compromising the charged-particle angular resolution due to compact geometries which are often used to increase the γ efficiency in other systems. First experiments with HAGRiD coupled to VANDLE as well as ORRUBA and JENSA are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)190-194
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


  • HAGRiD
  • LaBr(Ce)
  • Transfer reaction
  • β-Decay
  • γ-Ray detectors


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