The HISPEC/DESPEC (High-resolution In-flight SPECtroscopy / DEcay SPECtroscopy) Experiment aims for high-resolution spectroscopy after decay of an unstable atomic nucleus, or of excited states in exotic nuclei after nuclear excitation. Herein, the nuclei of interest are stopped, or slowed-down to energies near the Coulomb barrier, typically well below 10 percent of the speed of light. At such energies high-resolution germanium detectors can be used for gamma-spectroscopy, such as the new highly-segmented AGATA array, which is under construction. The system is complemented by detectors for identification of the fabricated nuclei, as well as for measurement of neutrons, which can follow the beta-decay of nuclei.
Detailed information on the project homepage