The GRIFFIN facility for Decay-Spectroscopy studies at TRIUMF-ISAC

A. B. Garnsworthy*, C. E. Svensson, M. Bowry, R. Dunlop, A. D. MacLean, B. Olaizola, J. K. Smith, F. A. Ali, C. Andreoiu, J. E. Ash, W. H. Ashfield, G. C. Ball, T. Ballast, C. Bartlett, Z. Beadle, P. C. Bender, N. Bernier, S. S. Bhattacharjee, H. Bidaman, V. BildsteinD. Bishop, P. Boubel, R. Braid, D. Brennan, T. Bruhn, C. Burbadge, A. Cheeseman, A. Chester, R. Churchman, S. Ciccone, R. Caballero-Folch, D. S. Cross, S. Cruz, B. Davids, A. Diaz Varela, I. Dillmann, M. R. Dunlop, L. J. Evitts, F. H. Garcia, P. E. Garrett, S. Georges, S. Gillespie, R. Gudapati, G. Hackman, B. Hadinia, S. Hallam, J. Henderson, S. V. Ilyushkin, B. Jigmeddorj, A. I. Kilic, D. Kisliuk, R. Kokke, K. Kuhn, R. Krücken, M. Kuwabara, A. T. Laffoley, R. Lafleur, K. G. Leach, J. R. Leslie, Y. Linn, C. Lim, E. MacConnachie, A. R. Mathews, E. McGee, J. Measures, D. Miller, W. J. Mills, W. Moore, D. Morris, L. N. Morrison, M. Moukaddam, C. R. Natzke, K. Ortner, E. Padilla-Rodal, O. Paetkau, J. Park, H. P. Patel, C. J. Pearson, E. Peters, E. E. Peters, J. L. Pore, A. J. Radich, M. M. Rajabali, E. T. Rand, K. Raymond, U. Rizwan, P. Ruotsalainen, Y. Saito, F. Sarazin, B. Shaw, J. Smallcombe, D. Southall, K. Starosta, M. Ticu, E. Timakova, J. Turko, R. Umashankar, C. Unsworth, Z. M. Wang, K. Whitmore, S. Wong, S. W. Yates, E. F. Zganjar, T. Zidar

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Gamma-Ray Infrastructure For Fundamental Investigations of Nuclei, GRIFFIN, is a new high-efficiency γ-ray spectrometer designed for use in decay spectroscopy experiments with low-energy radioactive ion beams provided by TRIUMF's Isotope Separator and Accelerator (ISAC-I) facility. GRIFFIN is composed of sixteen Compton-suppressed large-volume clover-type high-purity germanium (HPGe) γ-ray detectors combined with a suite of ancillary detection systems and coupled to a custom digital data acquisition system. The infrastructure and detectors of the spectrometer as well as the performance characteristics and the analysis techniques applied to the experimental data are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9-29
Number of pages21
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
StatePublished - Feb 21 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Decay spectroscopy
  • HPGe
  • ISAC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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