Physics with Ge-Miniball Arrays

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For the measurement of rare gamma decays with low gamma-ray multiplicities (M-gamma < 15) dedicated Ge-detector arrays are being developed. They are optimized with respect to the full-energy peak efficiency rather than the resolving power. These so-called miniball arrays will pre dominantly be used at radioactive ion beam facilities. The detector arrays will have a high granularity using segmented Ge-detectors to provide a sufficient angular resolution of the gamma rays which is needed for proper Doppler-shift corrections and small Doppler-broadening. We will describe shortly the MINIBALL presently developed by a German, Belgian, and Italian collaboration and the wide range of physics to be addressed with this new detector system.


  • D. Habs
  • Dirk Rudolph
  • P. Thirolf
  • C. Fischbeck
  • C. Gund
  • D. Schwalm
  • J. Eberth
  • E. Grosse
  • H. Prade
  • H. Emling
  • J. Gerl
  • R. M. Lieder
  • P. vanDuppen
  • C. RossiAlvarez
  • M. Pignanelli
External organisations
  • Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich
Research areas and keywords

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  • Subatomic Physics
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-126
JournalProgress in Particle and Nuclear Physics
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Publication categoryResearch