The AFRODITE array of Clover detectors received a new complement of detectors in mid-January. Three new Compton suppression shields, together with two new Clover detectors (with a third to arrive soon,) were delivered, and initial tests are underway. This increases the complement of detectors from 9 to 12 and will further increase the limit of observation for the spectrometer. This has been a large investment by iThemba LABS to increase the capabilities of the AFRODITE facility and the complexity (and also number) of experiments undertaken by the Department of Subatomic Physics.

Figure: The two new Clover detectors, unpacked and undergoing the initial cool-down procedure with liquid nitrogen.