Henning Schaffner

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—The performance of a position sensitive-ray scintil-lator detector (PSD) is described. This PSD is based on a lutetium yttrium oxyorthosilicate (LYSO) crystal read out by a crossed-wire anode position sensitive photomultiplier tube (PSPMT). The main difference with respect to similar existing devices is the individual multi-anode readout (IMAR) approach(More)
Future experiments on hypernuclei γ-spectroscopy at FINUDA@DAFNE and PANDA@FAIR require the operation of germanium detectors in high magnetic fields (B ≈ 1 T). The performance of these detectors in such an environment has not been well investigated. In particular, one might expect three problems to arise: (i) breakdown of FETs in the preamplifiers, (ii)(More)
100 Sn is a unique case in the nuclear landscape, being doubly magic and the heaviest particle-stable N=Z nucleus. It had been produced and studied already in two FRS experiments [1,2] identifying together eight events. With the improved intensities from the SIS an experiment with good statistics became feasible. We have produced 100 Sn and nuclei in its(More)
The availability of radioactive beams has opened new opportunities for the investigation of exotic nuclei. The NuSTAR HISPEC slowed down beam project [1] at GSI/FAIR aims to produce rare isotopes with energies of 10 MeV/u and less, to be used for spectroscopy and reactions studies. This paper reports on the ongoing feasibility study of slowed down beam(More)
A new generation of high-resolution hypernuclear γ-spectroscopy experiments with high-purity germanium detectors (HPGe) are presently designed at the FINUDA spectrometer at DAΦNE, the Frascati φ-factory, and at PANDA , the pp hadron spectrometer at the future FAIR facility. Both, the FINUDA and PANDA spectrometers are built around the target region covering(More)
A systematic study of the population probabilities of microsecond isomers produced following the fragmentation of 208 Pb projectiles at 1 GeV/nucleon has been undertaken at the SIS/FRS facility at GSI Darmstadt. Gamma decays from approximately 20 isomeric states, mainly in the rare-earth and transitional nuclei with Aϳ180, were identified and the(More)
The β-delayed neutron emission probabilities of neutron rich Hg and Tl nuclei have been measured together with β-decay half-lives for 20 isotopes of Au, Hg, Tl, Pb, and Bi in the mass region N≳126. These are the heaviest species where neutron emission has been observed so far. These measurements provide key information to evaluate the performance of nuclear(More)
A dual time-voltage window discriminator for multiunit nerve spike decomposition. Simultaneously active and inactive synapses of single Ia-fibers on cat spinal motoneurones. Structural and topographical influences on functional connectivity in spinal monosynaptic reflex arcs in the cat. Variance analysis of excitatory postsynaptic potentials in cat spinal(More)
Excited states in the N ¼ 102 isotones 166 Gd and 164 Sm have been observed following isomeric decay for the first time at RIBF, RIKEN. The half-lives of the isomeric states have been measured to be 950(60) and 600(140) ns for 166 Gd and 164 Sm, respectively. Based on the decay patterns and potential energy surface calculations, including β 6 deformation, a(More)
The β decay of five heavy, neutron-rich nuclei, 204,203 Pt and 202−200 Ir, has been investigated following relativistic cold fragmentation reactions of lead projectiles using the FRS+RISING set up at GSI. This paper reports on the study of the low-lying states in the decay daughter nuclei 204,203 Au and 202−200 Pt. The characteristic γ rays for each nucleus(More)