New Data Acquisition System at the 6mv Tandem Accelerator

Light heavy-ion coincidence scattering experiments on the “C” line at the iThemba LABS AMS Department in Gauteng have just received a considerable shot-in-the-arm due to the implementation of  a new CAMAC-based data acquisition (DAQ) system.  The system is controlled by the ROOT and MIDAS software on a Linux platform developed by iThemba LABS staff. This new DAQ will service the needs for ongoing basic nuclear physics experimentation on the Tandem C-line in the years to come.

One of the top AMS experts worldwide will visit the AMS Department in October, namely Professor Keith Fifield, from the Australian National University (ANU).