Erin Good, Louisiana State University

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In this talk I’ll outline the process of getting a new experimental setup for nuclear physics off of the drawing board and onto the lab floor by discussing the installation of the Super Enge Split-Pole Spectrograph (SE-SPS) at Florida State University and the conception, installation and commissioning of the Silicon Array for Branching Ratio Experiments (SABRE), a next-generation silicon detector array for use with the SE-SPS. I’ll discuss all the steps involved, such as procuring funding, designing and ordering materials, hiring contractors for installation, creating a data acquisition system, and finally, successfully commissioning the system. The conception and vetting of a new system takes years and requires both careful planning and adaptability from everyone involved.

Abstract Author(s): E.C. Good, B. Sudarsan, K.T. Macon, C.M. Deibel, L.T. Baby, J.C. Blackmon, C. Benetti, J.C. Esparza, N. Gerken, K. Hanselman, G.W. McCann, A.B. Morelock, J.F. Perello, K.H. Pham, E. Rubino, E. Temanson, I. Wiedenhöver