A new Time-of-Flight mass measurement project for exotic nuclei and ultra-high precision detector development
1 School of Physics and Nuclear Energy Engineering, Beihang University, Beijing 100191, China
2 International Research Center for Nuclei and Particles in the Cosmos, Beijing 100191, China
Published online: 12 February 2016
The time-of-flight (TOF) mass spectrometry (MS), a high-resolution magnetic spectrometer equipped with a fast particle tracking system, is well recognized by its ability in weighing the most exotic nuclei. Currently such TOF-MS can achieve a mass resolution power of about 2×10−4. We show that the mass resolution can be further improved by one order of magnitude with augmented timing and position detectors. We report the progress in developing ultra-fast detectors to be used in TOF-MS.
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