ATHENA used in first experiments

Published: February 2023 Bardayan

Lead Author(s): D. Blankstein

ATHENA (the Active Target High Efficiency detector for Nuclear Astrophysics) was recently commissioned and used for 12C+12C fusion experiment. The detector uses the sudden change in ionization to determine the total cross section of a nuclear reaction as the beam slows down and eventually stops in the gas target. ATHENA will be used with TriSol radioactive ion beam experiments at the NSL to study explosive nucleosynthesis processes. Learn more

Publication: ATHENA: An active target detector for the measurement of total cross sections