Development of large acceptance multi-purpose spectrometer in Korea for symmetry energy

LAMPS Collaboration

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The Rare Isotope Accelerator complex for ON-line experiments (RAON) is a new radioactive ion beam accelerator facility under construction in Korea. The large acceptance multi-purpose spectrometer (LAMPS) is one of the experimental devices for nuclear physics at RAON. It focuses on the nuclear symmetry energy at supra-saturation densities. The LAMPS Collaboration has developed and constructed various detector elements, including a time projection chamber (TPC) and a forward neutron detector array. From the positron beam test, the drift velocity of the secondary electrons in the TPC is 5.3 ± 0.2 cm/μ s with P10 gas mixture, and the position resolution for pads with dimensions of 4 × 15 mm2 is in the range of ∼ 0.6–0.8 mm, depending on the beam position. From the neutron beam test, the energy resolution of the prototype neutron detector module is determined to be 3.4%, and the position resolution is estimated to be better than 5.28 cm. At present, the construction of the LAMPS neutron detector system is in progress.

Original languageEnglish
Article number171
JournalNuclear Science and Techniques
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Dec 1


  • ELPH
  • Heavy-ion collision
  • Neutron detector
  • Nuclear symmetry energy
  • RAON
  • RCNP
  • Radioactive ion beam
  • TPC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering


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