Response of a germanium detector to energetic heavy ions

R. Taki, H. Okamura, N. Fukunishi, H. Ryuto, N. Sakamoto, K. Sekiguchi, A. Goto

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We propose to employ a germanium detector as a compact and convenient energy detector for beam diagnostics at RIKEN RIBF, and have studied its response to the energetic heavy ions, 108 MeV/A 14N, 95 MeV/A 40Ar, and 46 MeV/A 86Kr. Reasonably good energy resolutions have been observed for lighter particles, making the use of germanium detectors feasible, but their application to heavier particles is found to be rather limited.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)269-272
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jun 11
Externally publishedYes


  • Germanium detector
  • Heavy ion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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