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The BaGeL array in action

The second K600+BaGeL campaign took place in November and December 2018.

Three experiments were performed during this beamtime, aiming at the investigation of the role of the nuclear deformation in the excitation of the Pygmy Dipole Resonance. The BaGeL array was upgraded from its previous configuration to a total of 12 HPGe clover and 5 LaBr3:Ce detectors. In addition a digital DAQ system was used for the gamma-ray detection, running in parallel with the K600 VME DAQ. The local scientists were joined by collaborators from the University of the Witwatersrand and Stellenbosch University (South Africa), IFIN-HH (Romania), GSI and University of Cologne (Germany). Despite several challenges due to the complexity of the experimental setup, the campaign was successfully concluded.