Storage, accumulation and deceleration of secondary beams for nuclear astrophysics

J. Glorius*, Yu. A. Litvinov, M. Aliotta, F Amjad, B. Bruckner, C. G. Bruno, R. Chen, T. Davinson, S.F. Dellmann, T Dickel, I Dillmann, P. Erbacher, O Forstner, H Geissel, C.J. Griffin, R. Grisenti, A. Gumberidze, E Haettner, R. Hess, P.-M. HillenbrandC Hornung, R. Joseph, B. Jurado, E. Kazanseva, R. Knobel, D. Kostyleva, C. Kozhuharov, N. Kuzminchuk, C Langer, G. Leckenby, C. Lederer-Woods, M. Lestinsky, S. Litvinov, B. Loher, B. Lorenz, E. Lorenz, J. Marsh, E. Menz, T. Morgenroth, I. Mukha, N. Petridis, U. Popp, A Psaltis, S Purushothaman, R Reifarth, E. Rocco, P. Roy, M.S. Sanjari, C Sheidenberger, M. Sguazzin, R.S. Sidhu, U. Spillmann, M Steck, T. Stohlker, J.A. Swartz, Y K Tanaka, H. Tornqvist, L. Varga, D. Vescovi, H Weick, M. Weigand, P. J. Woods, T. Yamaguchi, J. Zhao

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Abstract / Description of output

Low-energy investigations on rare ion beams are often limited by the available intensity and purity of the ion species in focus. Here, we present the first application of a technique that combines in-flight production at relativistic energies with subsequent secondary beam storage, accumulation and finally deceleration to the energy of interest. Using the FRS and ESR facilities at GSI, this scheme was pioneered to provide a secondary beam of 118Te52+ for the measurement of nuclear proton-capture at energies of 6 and 7 MeV/u. The technique provided stored beam intensities of about 106 ions at high purity and brilliance, representing a major step towards low-energy nuclear physics studies using rare ion beams.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)190-193
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Early online date24 May 2023
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2023

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Rare ion beans
  • Storage rings
  • In-flight production
  • Nuclear reaction


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