Photofission for the production of radioactive beams: Experimental data from an on-line measurementF. Ibrahim1, J. Obert1, O. Bajeat1, J.M. Buhour1, D. Carminati2, F. Clapier1, C. Donzaud1, M. Ducourtieux1, J.M. Dufour1, S. Essabaa1, S. Galès1, D. Guillemaud-Mueller1, F. Hosni1, O. Hubert1, A. Joinet2, U. Köster2, C. Lau2, H. Lefort1, G. Le Scornet2, J. Lettry2, A.C. Mueller1, M. Mirea3, N. Pauwels1, O. Perru1, J.C. Potier1, J. Proust1, F. Pougheon1, H. Ravn2, L. Rinolfi2, G. Rossat2, H. Safa4, M.G. Saint Laurent5, M. Santana-Leitner2, O. Sorlin1 and D. Verney1
1 Institut de Physique Nucléaire, 91406 Orsay Cedex, France
2 CERN, CH-1211 Genève 23, Switzerland
3 Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering, Tandem Lab., P.O. Box MG-6, Bucarest, Romania
4 SEA, CEA, Saclay, France
5 GANIL, BP55027, 14076 Caen Cedex, France
(Received: 20 July 2001 / Revised version: 16 May 2002 / Published online: 19 November 2002)
A PARRNe 1 experiment (Production d'Atomes Radioactifs Riches en Neutrons) aimed at the production of neutron-rich radioactive noble gases produced by photofission has been performed at CERN. The LEP Pre-Injector (LPI) has been used to deliver a 50 MeV electron beam. The results obtained show clearly that the use of an electron beam to produce neutron-rich fission fragments for futur RNB facilities is an option that should not be neglected.
25.85.Jg - Photofission.
29.25.Rm - Sources of radioactive nuclei.
25.20.-x - Photonuclear reactions.
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