TSR: A storage and cooling ring for HIE-ISOLDE

P. A. Butler*, K. Blaum, T. Davinson, K. Flanagan, S. J. Freeman, M. Grieser, I. H. Lazarus, Yu A. Litvinov, G. Lotay, R. D. Page, R. Raabe, E. Siesling, F. Wenander, P. J. Woods

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Abstract

It is planned to install the heavy-ion, low-energy ring TSR, currently at the Max-Planck-Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg, at the HIE-ISOLDE facility in CERN, Geneva. Such a facility will provide a capability for experiments with stored, cooled secondary beams that is rich and varied, spanning from studies of nuclear ground-state properties and reaction studies of astrophysical relevance, to investigations with highly-charged ions and pure isomeric beams. In addition to experiments performed using beams recirculating within the ring, the cooled beams can be extracted and exploited by external spectrometers for high-precision measurements. The capabilities of the ring facility as well as some physics cases will be presented, together with a brief report on the status of the project.

Keywords

  • Radioactive beams
  • Spectrometers
  • Storage ring

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