Advancing AGATA – Future Science with The Advanced Gamma Tracking Array (Vol. 51, No. 4)

View into the Advanced Gamma Tracking Array - AGATA for high-resolution gamma spectroscopy

The Advanced Gamma Tracking Array is a multi-national European project realising a high-resolution gamma-ray spectrometer for nuclear physics.

As a travelling detector AGATA will be employed at the major European research facilities delivering stable and radioactive ion beams. It will have a large impact on nuclear structure studies at the extremes of isospin, mass, angular momentum, excitation energy and temperature. AGATA is capable of measuring γ rays from a few tens of keV to beyond 10 MeV, with high angular resolution and high count-rate capabilities. This review describes the exciting science program to be performed with AGATA enabling us to uncover and understand hitherto hidden secrets of the atomic nucleus.

The AGATA Collaboration, W. Korten et al., Eur. Phys. J. A 56, 137 (2020)