Thermalized and reaccelerated beams at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory

S. J. Williams, T. M. Baumann, K. Cooper, A. Lapierre, D. Leitner, D. J. Morrissey, J. A. Rodriguez, S. Schwarz, A. Spyrou, M. Steiner, C. Sumithrarachchi, W. Wittmer, G. Perdikakis

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Abstract

The National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory at Michigan State University is a Rare Isotope Beam (RIB) facility providing beams of exotic nuclear species through projectile fragmentation. The Coupled Cyclotron Facility accelerates stable ion beams to ∼100 MeV/A which are then fragmented and selected with the A1900 separator. A recent addition to NSCL is the gas stopping facility which thermalizes the high energy beam. The RIBs are extracted at ≥60 keV and selected by mass for further transport to the low energy areas, currently consisting of the BECOLA beam cooling and laser spectroscopy system, and LEBIT Penning trap. RIBs up to 12 MeV/A will be provided by the ReA post-accelerator, comprising of an EBIT, RFQ and superconducting RF cavities. Energies up to 2.4 MeV/A for certain species are presently available, and energy increases will be phased in with the addition of further cryomodules. In a campaign of commissioning experiments, RIBs from a fragmentation facility were thermalized and post-accelerated for the first time.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIBIC 2013
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd International Beam Instrumentation Conference
PublisherJoint Accelerator Conferences Website (JACoW)
Pages19-22
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9783954501274
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013
Event2nd International Beam Instrumentation Conference, IBIC 2013 - Oxford, United Kingdom
Duration: Sep 16 2013Sep 19 2013

Publication series

NameIBIC 2013: Proceedings of the 2nd International Beam Instrumentation Conference

Conference

Conference2nd International Beam Instrumentation Conference, IBIC 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityOxford
Period09/16/1309/19/13

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