Category Archives: Publications

UKNuStAR publications and conference presentations

The following articles have been published so far during the period of the UKNuStAR construction project.  (If you have any more for inclusion here please send details to Stefan Lalkovski.)


  • The Lund-York-Cologne Calorimeter (LYCCA): Concept, design and prototype developments for FAIR-NUSTAR detector system to discriminate relativistic reaction products, P.Golubev, A.Wendt, L.Scruton,…, M.A.Bentley,…, S.P.Fox, …, B.S.Nara Singh, M.J.Taylor et al., Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A723 (2013) 55
  • CARAT 2011 meeting, GSI, Germany, presentation of work on the development of a diamond start detector (Nara Singh).
  • FIG 12 meeting , Delhi, India meeting, presentation of work on the development of a diamond start detector (Nara Singh).
  • Institute of Physics Nuclear Physics Conference, Brighton, April 2012, presentation of work on the development of the diamond start detector (Lianne Scruton).
  • Journal of Instrumentation (F.Schirru et al.) (accepted for publication) Our work over the last few years in testing the diamond prototypes, and studying variation of characteristics with contact type and area.


  • A LaBr3:Ce fast-timing array for DESPEC at FAIR,O.J.Roberts, A.M.Bruce, P.H.Regan, Zs.Podolyak, C.M.Townsley, J.F.Smith, K.F.Mulholland, A.Smith, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A748 (2014) 91
  • Half-life of the yrast 2+ state in 188W: Evolution of deformation and collectivity in neutron-rich tungsten isotopes, P.J.R.Mason, Zs.Podolyak, N.Marginean, P.H.Regan, et al., Physical Review C88 (2013) 044301
  • Electromagnetic transition rates in the N=80 nucleus 138Ce, T.Alharabi, P.H.Regan, P.J.R.Mason, Zs.Podolyak, et al, Physical Review C87 (2013) 014323
  • From RISING to the DESPEC fast-timing project within NUSTAR at FAIR: Sub-nanosecond nuclear timing spectroscopy with LaBr3 scintillators, P.H. Regan, Applied Radiation and Isotopes 70 (2012) 1125–1130 (IRRMA conference).
  • Electromagnetic Transition Rates in the $N=80$ Isotone, 138C, T. Alharbi, P.J.R. Mason, P.H.Regan, Zs. Podoly\’ak, A.M.Bruce, C. Townsley et al., J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 381 012057
  • Lifetime Measurements in transitional 188W using LaBr3 Detectors, P.J.R. Mason, P.H. Regan, Zs. Podoly\’ak, A.M.Bruce et al., abstract accepted for presentation at the EuNP conference, Bucharest, 17-21 September, 2012.
  • Half-life of the 4- intruder state in 34P: M2 transition strengths approaching the island of inversion, P. J. R. Mason, T. Alharbi, P. H. Regan, Zs. Podoly\’ak, E. C. Simpson, A. M. Bruce et al., Physical Review C85 (2012) 064303
  • Gamma-ray fast-timing coincidence measurements from the 18O+18O fusion-evaporation reaction using a mixed LaBr3-HPGe array,  T. Alharbi, P.J.R. Mason, P.H. Regan, Zs. Podoly\’ak, M. Bowry, A.M. Bruce et al., Applied Radiation and Isotopes 70 (2012) 1337–1339 (IRRMA conference)
  • STFC `Fascination’, Issue 10, pp 16, (2012).
  • Development of a fast-timing LaBr3(Ce) array for NuSTAR, O J Roberts,J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 381 (2012) 012124
  • Half-life of the Iπ = 4 Intruder State in 34P Using LaBr3:Ce Fast Timing, P J R Mason, T Alharbi, P H Regan, Zs Podolyàk, M Bowry, A M Bruce, M Nakhostin, C Rodríguez Triguero, E C Simpson et al., J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 381 (2012) 012063
  • 7Li-Induced Reactions for Fast-Timing With LaBr3:Ce Detectors, P. J. R. Mason, Zs. Podolyàk, P. H. Regan, T. Alexander, T. Alharbi, M. Bowry, R. Britton, A. M. Bruce, M. Bunce, W. Gelletly, K. Mulholland, O. J. Roberts, C. Townsley, et al., AIP Conf. Proc. 93 (2012) 1491