The objective of the gammapool network is to improve the coordination of the European resources used for high-resolution gamma-ray spectroscopy and especially the equipment from the EUROBALL spectrometer including complementary equipment. These resources are available to the European nuclear physics community for experimental campaigns at accelerator laboratories offering unique new physics opportunities. The network facilitates novel programmes in gamma-ray spectroscopy of nuclei under extreme conditions.
Through this network, state-of-the-art equipment for gamma-ray spectroscopy is available to European research collaborations that plan to perform world-class experiments in dedicated campaigns at the major research infrastructures. Collaboration meetings are held in order to encourage new collaborations and to discuss and exchange information in the wide European nuclear physics community about novel possibilities arising from the use of the gammapool equipment and the scientific achievements.
Starting point for the gammapool network have been the Euroball Owners Agreement that have established a joint management of the resources from the EUROBALL spectrometer after January 2003.