Sensitivity Increases for the TITAN Decay Spectroscopy Program
1 TRIUMF, 4004 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver BC, V6T 2A3, Canada
2 Department of Chemistry, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby BC, V5A 1S6, Canada
3 Institüt für Kernphysik, Westfalische-Wilhelms-Universität Münster, D-48149, Germany
4 Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1, Canada
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Published online: 28 May 2015
The TITAN facility at TRIUMF has recently initiated a program of performing decay spectroscopy measurements in an electron-beam ion-trap (EBIT). The unique environment of the EBIT provides backingfree storage of the radioactive ions, while guiding charged decay particles from the trap centre via the strong magnetic field. This measurement technique is able to provide a significant increase in detection sensitivity for photons which result from radioactive decay. A brief overview of this device is presented, along with methods of improving the signal-to-background ratio for photon detection by reducing Compton scattered events, and eliminating vibrational noise.
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