Progress continues to be made in setting up GRETINA in the S3 vault. The second hemisphere was installed and both hemispheres’ frames were aligned in front of the S800 spectrograph. The GRETINA data acquisition system now is up and running, and has taken its first data from one GRETINA detector mounted in the frame. The GRETINA filling system was installed and successfully tested and the roof of the S3 vault was closed.
Currently, the marriage between the NSCL data acquisition system with the new S800 readout and GRETINA data acquisition system is underway. Thus far, five GRETINA tracking modules have been received, tested and have been confirmed to be working. Two more modules are on their way from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) to NSCL.
A special thanks goes out to all of the visitors who have come to the lab in order to help get GRETINA up and running, including I-Yang Lee, Augusto Macchiavelli, Heather Crawford, Chris Campbell, Mario Cromaz, Carl Lionberger, Tim Loew, and Joe Wallig (LBNL), and Mitch Almond (Oak Ridge National Laboratory).