The HHIRF supersonic gas jet target facility

D. Shapira, J. L.C. Ford, R. Novotny, B. Shivakumar, R. L. Parks, S. T. Thornton

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We describe a supersonic gas jet target built for studying reactions induced by heavy ions with high energy resolution. The device produces very localized high density gas jets in a near vacuum environment and is presently installed in the scattering chamber of a magnetic spectrograph at the ORNL HHIRF. With a 100 MeV 16O beam collimated to a size of approximately 1 mm2 at the target, image sizes of 0.42 mm have been obtained at the focal plane of the spectrograph with a solid angle of 2.4 msr and target densities of 15-30 μg/cm2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-266
Number of pages8
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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