The REX-ISOLDE project

D. Habs, O. Kester, T. Sieber, H. Bongers, S. Emhofer, P. Reiter, P.G. Thirolf, G. Bollen, J. Aystö, O. Forstner, H. Ravn, T. Nilsson, M. Oinonen, H. Simon, J. Cederkall, F. Ames, P. Schmidt, G. Huber, L. Liljeby, O. SkeppstedtK.G. Rensfelt, F. Wenander, B. Jonson, G. Nyman, R. Von Hahn, H. Podlech, R. Repnow, C. Gund, D. Schwalm, A. Schempp, K.-U. Kühnel, C. Welsch, U. Ratzinger, G. Walter, A. Huck, K. Kruglov, M. Huyse, P. Van Den Bergh, P. Van Duppen, L. Weissman, A.C. Shotter, A.N. Ostrowski, T. Davinson, P.J. Woods, J. Cub, A. Richter, G. Schrieder

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The Radioactive Beam Experiment REX-ISOLDE [1-3] is a pilot experiment at ISOLDE (CERN) testing the new concept of post acceleration of radioactive ion beams by using charge breeding of the ions in a high charge state ion source and the efficient acceleration of the highly charged ions in a short LINAC using modern ion accelerator structures. In order to prepare the ions for the experiments singly charged radioactive ions from the on-line mass separator ISOLDE will be cooled and bunched in a Penning trap, charge bred in an electron beam ion source (EBIS) and finally accelerated in the LINAC. The LINAC consists of a radiofrequency quadrupole (RFQ) accelerator, which accelerates the ions up to 0.3 MeV/u, an interdigital H-type (IH) structure with a final energy between 1.1 and 1.2 MeV/u and three seven gap resonators, which allow the variation of the final energy. With an energy of the radioactive beams between 0.8 MeV/u and 2.2 MeV/u a wide range of experiments in the field of nuclear spectroscopy, astrophysics and solid state physics will be addressed by REX-ISOLDE.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-66
Number of pages24
JournalHyperfine Interactions
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2000


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