Construction and commissioning of the SuperORRUBA detector

D. W. Bardayan, ORNL Physics Division
S. Ahn, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
J. C. Blackmon, Louisiana State University
A. J. Burkhart, Tennessee Technological University
K. Y. Chae, ORNL Physics Division
J. A. Cizewski, Rutgers University–New Brunswick
J. Elson, Washington University in St. Louis
S. Hardy, University of Surrey
R. L. Kozub, Tennessee Technological University
L. Linhardt, Louisiana State University
B. Manning, Rutgers University–New Brunswick
M. Matoš, Louisiana State University
S. D. Pain, ORNL Physics Division
L. G. Sobotka, Washington University in St. Louis
M. S. Smith, ORNL Physics Division


The SuperORRUBA (Oak Ridge Rutgers University Barrel Array) of double-sided silicon strip detectors has been constructed at the Holifield Radioactive Ion Beam Facility (HRIBF) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The array will primarily be used to study single-nucleon transfer reactions in inverse kinematics at exotic beam facilities. The detector exhibits good intrinsic energy resolution (∼25keV) and large solid-angle coverage over the polar angular range 55-125°. The detector is now in routine use and has been used for several measurements at the HRIBF. © 2013 Elsevier B.V.