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The REX-ISOLDE project

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  • 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. Skeppstedt
  • K.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
  • J. Cub
  • A. Richter
  • G. Schrieder

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-66
Number of pages24
JournalHyperfine Interactions
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2000


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.

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