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GRETA

Gamma-Ray Energy Tracking Array

A rendering of GRETA, the Gamma-Ray Energy Tracking Array. (Credit: Berkeley Lab)

GRETA is a new high-resolution gamma-ray detector system that will be used to study nuclear reactions in real-time and in unprecedented detail. 

The GRETA detector array is designed to surround samples, forming a spherical shell to more completely and precisely measure the energy and 3D position of gamma rays propagating in the detectors. The array's 120 germanium crystals will be able to capture up to 50,000 signals per second in each generating so much data that the instrument will require a petabyte of storage just to capture the rapid-fire data.

»Visit the GRETA website to learn more.