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1 The AGATA Project First 4pi -ray spectrometer built completely from Germanium detectors. Based on the novel technique of gamma-ray tracking. Measures radiation in a very large energy range, with the largest possible efficiency and with a very good spectral response. Several orders of magnitude more powerful than any current and near-future –ray spectrometer in the world. Key parameters are (i) an energy range 10 MeV, (ii) a photo-peak efficiency of about 50% at 1 MeV, (iii) a position resolution of < 5 mm and (vi) a trigger rate of up to 1 MHz. International experimental facility for the investigation of nuclear structure, nuclear astrophysics and fundamental interactions NUPECC Meeting J. Gerl GSI

2 AGATA Collaboration Bulgaria: Sofia Denmark: Copenhagen : Finland: Jyväskylä France: GANIL, Lyon, Orsay, Saclay, Strasbourg Germany: Berlin, Bonn, GSI, Darmstadt, Köln, München Hungary: Debrecen Italy: Padova, Milano, LNL, Firenze, Camerino, Napoli, Genova Poland: Krakow, Swierk, Warsaw Romania: Bucharest Sweden: Lund, Stockholm, Uppsala Turkey:Ankara, Istanbul UK: Daresbury, Brighton, Keele, Liverpool, Manchester, Paisley, Surrey, York Clustering of the nuclear structure community around a well organized and focused European research collaboration NUPECC Meeting J. Gerl GSI

3 AGATA Facility Accepted Host Laboratories for the Demonstrator Phase : LNL Legnaro GANIL Caen GSI Darmstadt ILL Grenoble Interested Host Laboratories for the AGATA array: FAIR / GSI Darmstadt SPIRAL 2 / GANIL Caen SPES / LNL Legnaro REX-ISOLDE / CERN Geneve JYFL Jyväskylä ILL Grenoble.... AGATA is intended to be an independent, movable Research Infrastructure to be coupled to stable and exotic ion beam accelerators in European host laboratories NUPECC Meeting J. Gerl GSI

4 Develop 36 fold segmented encapsulated detector of right shape Develop cryostat for groups (clusters) of these detectors Develop digital electronics (700 channels) Finalise signal algorithms for energy, position and time Develop tracking algorithms Build demonstration unit to prove tracking in real situations Write technical proposal for full array AGATA R&D Phase Prototyping, testing, commissioning...

5 1 symmetric triple-cluster 5 asymmetric triple-clusters 36-fold segmented crystals 540 segments 555 digital-channels Eff. 3 – 8 M g = 1 Eff. 2 – 4 M g = 30 Full DACQ with on line PSA and -ray tracking Test Sites: GANIL, GSI, Köln, LNL AGATA Demonstrator Main objective of the R&D phase

6 Total6006 k ex tax Latest estimated cost: (3 sym + 15 asym.) k ex tax Detectors4033 Electronics1378 DAQ 287 D&I 103 Ancillaries 24 Data analysis 20 Total5844 Capital for the demonstrator: detector system possible (just) France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Turkey and UK AGATA Demonstrator Funding

7 Symmetric detectors –3 delivered Asymmetric detectors –15 ordered, 4 delivered Triple cryostats –3 (soon 4) ordered –1 st expected May Test cryostats –3 delivered –1 ordered (expected soon) Preamplifiers –Core (cologne) Segment (Ganil. Milano) working AGATA Detectors Detectors in time...

8 AGATA Electronics Preamplifier Digitizer Pre-processing, further development needed

9 Best result γ detector, seg. mult. 1 Full dataset Simulation FWHM Detector32 keV35 keV Segment11.1 keV12 keV PSA4.8 keV5.3 keV5.0 keV REACTION CHANNEL: (d,p) PSA Seg Det 1382 keV BEAM 48 Ti100 MeV TARGET 48 Ti + 2 H220 μg/cm 2 Si detector DSSSD thickness300 μm segmentation32 rings, 64 sectors Absorberthickness16 μm (Al) AGATA symmetric triple-cluster Köln in-beam test 2005

10 180 geometry defined Conceptual design of 180 array done Details of HV, LN2 control etc. agreed, GSI test done Design of AGATA demonstrator for LNL in final stage Flanges manufacturing started Assembly in LNL in autumn 2007 AGATA Design and Construction Infrastructure in time...

11 Next steps –Build up triple detector (s) –Ge detector characterisation –Pulse-shape analysis algorithms optimised –Gamma-ray tracking algorithms optimised –Electronics and DAQ prototypes and production Demonstrator ready by 2008 First physics campaign at Legnaro in late 2008 Further campaigns at GANIL, GSI, (ILL) Status of the AGATA Project What remains to be done

12 Demonstrator ready in 2008 Next phases discussed in New LoI for construction phase 2005 First funding bids for production in D and I successful New MoU in preparation (required by D in 2007 to release funds) New organisational structure Start construction in 2008, 1 in possible in 2011 Rate of construction depends on production capability Physics exploitation in stages, AGATA facility development AGATA Project Evolution How to proceed

13 AGATA Timetable Proof of Principle R&D Demonstrator Construction Phases Comm. Demonst. Physics Phase 1 Physics Phase 2 Physics Full operation Physics Well structured organization based on LoIs and MoUs NUPECC Meeting J. Gerl GSI

14 Preparatory phase Invest: 6.5 M Effort: 120 FTE Well structured organization based on LoIs and MoUs AGATA Cost and Effort Construction phase Invest: 50 M Effort: 100 FTE Operation Cost: < 1 M TMR I3 EURONS EC FP7 NUPECC Meeting J. Gerl GSI

15 Too large for funding within national nuclear structure schemes Too small for CNI funding in FP7 based on ESFRI criteria Moving instrument, therefore no governance by any accelerator facility AGATA Funding NUPNET as "natural" funding agency contact ERANET+ as appropriate funding instrument in FP7 Possibly governance by NuPECC Operation as independent Research Infrastructure eligible for TNA support in FP7 AGATA is a moving Research Infrastructure developed, built and operated by a truly European research collaboration A dedicated funding scheme supporting medium scale European projects is needed

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