HISPEC (HIgh-resolution in-flight SPECtroscopy) /DESPEC (DEcay SPECtroscopy)

The HISPEC/DESPEC experiments are intended to address questions in nuclear structure, reactions and nuclear astrophysics by means of high-resolution gamma-ray spectroscopy based on cutting edge germanium detector technology. The 4π germanium detector arrays are complemented by a suite of ancillary detector systems for charged particles and neutrons as well as devices dedicated to specific types of nuclear structure observables such as decay or single-particle strengths or electromagnetic moments, to name but a few.

At the low-energy branch of the Super-FRS beams of radioactive ions with energies of typically 100-300 A·MeV will be available. Radioactive beams from the NESR mark another option for the future.

[Surrey Website for HISPEC/DESPEC]