The South Hall Ring and the BLAST detector

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The Bates Large Acceptance Spectrometer Toroid (BLAST) is a detector designed to study the spin-dependent electromagnetic response of few-body nuclei at momentum transfers up to 1 (GeV/c)2 at the MIT/Bates Linear Accelerator Center's South Hall Ring (SHR). The BLAST detector consists of an eight-sector copper coil array producing a toroidal magnetic field, instrumented with two opposing wedge-shaped sectors of wire chambers, scintillation detectors, Cerenkov counters, neutron detectors, a lead-glass forward calorimeter, and recoil detectors. A status of the project is presented as well as highlights of the scientific program.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)376-383
Number of pages8
JournalNuclear Physics A
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Feb 25 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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