2021 Impact factor 3.131
Hadrons and Nuclei
Eur. Phys. J. A 15, 105-108 (2002)
DOI: 10.1140/epja/i2001-10235-7

Production of low- and high-energy radioactive-ion beams by fragmentation

D.J. Morrissey

Department of Chemistry and National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA


(Received: 21 March 2002 / Published online: 31 October 2002)

The physics opportunities made possible by beams of rare isotopes are among the richest available in nuclear science. The rare-isotope accelerator (RIA) now under development is an innovative accelerator that will define the state of the art for all such facilities. A novel aspect of the RIA project is the conversion of the most intense high-energy heavy-ion beams into both fast and reaccelerated exotic beams. Along with target fragmentation in next-generation high-power ISOL targets, RIA will use projectile fragmentation in a high-energy separator/gas-filled ion collector system to provide an extensive range of thermalized ions for reacceleration. In addition, a second high-energy separator will provide the same or larger range of ions for high-energy experiments. A brief overview of the RIA accelerator concept, the layout of the facility, and production techniques will be given along with information on the present R&D efforts in gaseous-ion collection.

29.25.Rm - Sources of radioactive nuclei.
29.30.-h - Spectrometers and spectroscopic techniques.

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