AGATA (Advanced Gamma Tracking Array) is a European research project with the aim of developing and building the first next generation 4p gamma-ray spectrometer for studies in fundamental nuclear science. This instrument benefits of several progress in detector technologies in collaboration with industry, real-time fast electronic processing and data analysis methods. It will be used in experiments utilizing both intense stable and radioactive ion beams, to study the structure of atomic nuclei as a function of angular momentum, isospin, and temperature at the limits of their stability.
This itinerant spectrometer has been used in the LNL-Italy (2010-2011) and the GSI-Germany (2012-2014) laboratories before being installed in GANIL-France in 2014.
The AGATA spectrometer has been identified as one of the key instrument for the next generation of European heavy-ions accelerators in the long-range plan of the nuclear physics community.
These two publications summarize the technical features of the AGATA spectrometer:
Conceptual design of the AGATA array at GANIL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2017.02.063
AGATA—Advanced GAmma Tracking Array: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2011.11.081
The AGATA collaboration consists of several hundred of scientists, engineers, and students from more than 40 research institutes in 12 European countries: Bulgaria, Germany, Italy, Finland. France, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, and UK.
AGATA is an open collaboration and welcomes new members. For more information, please visit the following page [link].
Scientific coordinator: Emmanuel Clément – firstname.lastname@example.org
More information at https://www.agata.org/