A 4π Detector Array, NIMROD-ISIS Academic Article uri icon


  • ©, Copyright Taylor & Francis. Fermi energy heavy ion collisions provide a valuable tool to research nuclear reaction dynamics and the hot nuclear matter Equation of State (EOS) at sub/supra-normal densities. In this energy regime, multi-fragmentation becomes important and the ejected light particles and intermediate mass fragments (IMFs) with Z > 2 carry a great deal of information on the thermal and chemical evolution of the reaction system under investigation. Existing detectors [1] include those with excellent isotopic resolution with limited angular coverage or excellent geometric acceptance with moderate isotopic resolution. Much information has been extracted from experiments performed with these detectors [2–9]. Ideally, a detector array with both excellent isotopic resolution and with a nearly 4π angular coverage of discrete telescopes with a high granularity is desirable. NIMROD–ISiS at the Cyclotron Institute, TAMU, is designed for such purposes and provides a powerful detector array capable of both charged particle and neutron detection in one apparatus.

author list (cited authors)

  • Wada, R., Wuenschel, S., Hagel, K., Yennello, S., & Natowitz, J. B.

citation count

  • 1

publication date

  • July 2014