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
Louisiana State University