A brief review of the role of magnetic spectrometry in nuclear physics is given, with special emphasis to momentum spectrometers. The main features in designing a magnetic spectrometer are presented in view of the modern request for large acceptance devices. The influence of the high order optical aberrations and the kinematic broadening are especially discussed. The limits of traditional approaches to reduce such effects are shown and the new strategy of differential algebra based ray - reconstruction is introduced. In such a context the MAGNEX spectrometer at the INFN - LNS laboratory (Italy) is presented as an example of the capability of the ray- reconstruction technique. Experimental results in terms of particle identification, momentum reconstruction and transport efficiency demonstrate the essential role of such a technology in modern nuclear physics. Â© 2012 by Nova Science Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.
|Titolo:||MAGNEX: An innovative large acceptance magnetic spectrometer for nuclear reaction studies|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2011|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||3.1 Monografia o trattato scientifico|