ACTAR TPC is a French project aiming at constructing a new-generation active target in order to study very rare nuclear processes and nuclei produced in very small quantities.
This state-of-the-art detector is able to record the charged particle trajectories using a pad plane composed of 128×128 pads of 2 mm side. Each pad is equipped with digital electronics, which permits to sample the active volume of ACTAR TPC into 8 Mega voxels, at a rate of 100 Hz. The active target will be used with low-intensity SPIRAL 1 beams and high energy fragmentation beams in order to study extreme phenomena in nuclear matter.
With its relatively small size, ACTAR TPC is meant to be easily transported to other facilities to exploit beams that cannot be produced at GANIL.
Scientific coordinator: Thomas Roger – email@example.com
Technical coordinator: Julien Pancin – Julien.firstname.lastname@example.org
ACTAR wiki page: http://wiki.ganil.fr/gap/ACTAR-TPC