Separator for Capture Reactions (SECAR)

The Separator for Capture Reactions (SECAR) will be a recoil separator at NSCL and FRIB that is optimized for measurements of capture reactions of importance for nuclear astrophysics. SECAR is currently under construction with joint support from the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science, Office of Nuclear Physics, and the National Science Foundation.

It is the flagship experiment for the FRIB nuclear astrophysics community.

Science it will enable

SECAR will take advantage of the ReA3 re-accelerator that provides unique radioactive beams at low astrophysical energies. SECAR measurements will address open questions related to extreme astrophysical sites, including novae, x-ray bursts, supernovae, and supermassive stars.

SECAR is designed to have a performance that significantly exceeds that of all previous recoils separators used for astrophysics measurements.

Collaborations

The SECAR collaboration currently includes nuclear astrophysics groups from Argonne National Laboratory, Central Michigan University, Colorado School of Mines, Louisiana State University, McMaster University, Michigan State University, University of Notre Dame, Oak Ridge National Lab, and South Dakota School of Mines.

Learn more at the SECAR website.

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The Separator for Capture Reactions (SECAR) will be a recoil separator at NSCL and FRIB that is optimized for measurements of capture reactions of importance for nuclear astrophysics.

The Separator for Capture Reactions (SECAR) will be a recoil separator at NSCL and FRIB that is optimized for measurements of capture reactions of importance for nuclear astrophysics.