ReA3 - The rare isotope reaccelerator at MSU

O. Kester, D. Bazin, C. Benatti, J. Bierwagen, G. Bollen, S. Bricker, A. C. Crawford, S. Chouhan, C. Compton, K. Davidson, J. DeLauter, M. Doleans, L. Dubbs, K. Elliott, A. Lapierre, W. Hartung, M. Johnson, S. Krause, F. Marti, J. OttarsonG. Perdikakis, L. Popielarski, J. Popielarski, M. Portillo, R. Rencsok, D. Sanderson, S. Schwarz, N. Verhanovitz, J. Vincent, J. Wlodarczak, X. Wu, J. Yurkon, A. Zeller, Q. Zhao, A. Schempp, J. Schmidt

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Rare isotope beam (RIB) accelerator facilities provide rich research opportunities in nuclear physics in particular for nuclear structure physics, nuclear astrophysics and applied physics. The National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL) at Michigan State University (MSU) is constructing a RIB facility, called 'ReA3'. The facility will provide unique low-energy rare isotope beams by stopping RIBs produced in-flight and reaccelerating them in a compact linac. ReA3 comprises gas stopper systems, an Electron Beam Ion Trap (EBIT) charge state booster, a room temperature radio frequency quadrupole (RFQ), a linac using superconducting quarter wave resonators (QWRs) and an achromatic beam transport and distribution line to the new experimental area. Beams from ReA3 will range from 3 MeV/u for heavy ions to about 6 MeV/u for light ions, as the charge state of the ions can be adjusted by the EBIT. ReA3 will initially use beams from NSCL's Coupled Cyclotron Facility (CCF). Later ReA3 will provide reacceleration capability for the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB), a new national user facility funded by the Department of Energy (DOE) that will be hosted at MSU. The ReA3 concept and status of ReA3 will be presented, with emphasis on the commissioning of the facility, which is underway.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2011
Event25th International Linear Accelerator Conference, LINAC 2010 - Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
Duration: Sep 12 2010Sep 17 2010


Conference25th International Linear Accelerator Conference, LINAC 2010
CityTsukuba, Ibaraki


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