Hybrid-3hen - New detector for gammas and neutrons

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Recently, a unique detector system for beta-delayed neutron spectroscopy, Hybrid-3Hen, was constructed and used in an experiment. This detector is a modification of the neutron detector 3Hen array, which uses 3He-filled tubes at 10 atm and high density polyethylene moderator. In Hybrid-3Hen the gamma-ray detection capability was implemented by adding two large HPGe clover-type detectors from the CLARION/CARDS array. This modification of 3Hen enabled efficient studies of beta-delayed neutron emission by using neutron-gamma coincidences. The system is equipped with full-digital readout for easy implementation of the slow and fast coincidences between various parts of the entire detection system. This new array was used in measurements at the Holifield Radioactive Ion Beam Facility and proven to be an essential tool to measure the large beta delayed two neutron emission branching ratio from the exotic isotope 86Ga.

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Acta Physica Polonica B

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