EXL - Exotic nuclei studied in light-ion induced reactions
at the NESR storage ring
The EXL experiment is part of
project for Nuclear Structure, Astrophysics and Reactions studies with
radioactive ion beams produced in the Super-FRS
at the future Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR)
in Darmstadt, Germany.
We propose to study the
structure of unstable exotic nuclei in light-ion scattering experiments at
intermediate energies. The EXL objective is to capitalise on light-ion
reactions in inverse kinematics by using novel storage-ring techniques and
a universal detector system providing high resolution and large solid angle
coverage in kinematically complete measurements.
The apparatus is foreseen being installed at the internal target at the
NESR storage-cooler ring. It comprises (i) a
silicon target-recoil detector for charged particles, completed by
gamma-ray and slow-neutron detectors, located around the internal gas-jet
target, (ii) forward detectors for fast ejectiles
(both charged particles and neutrons) and (iii) an in-ring heavy-ion
Download EXL Executive Summary (PDF)
view of the EXL detector system
Setup built into the NESR storage ring. Right: target-recoil silicon
detector and gas-jet target.