16-21 September 2018
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Design and commissioning of an RFQ ion guide device for in-gas-laser-ionization studies at KU Leuven

18 Sep 2018, 16:45
500/1-201 - Mezzanine (CERN)

500/1-201 - Mezzanine


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Poster Ion guide, gas catcher, and beam manipulation techniques Poster Session 2


Simon Mark C Sels (KU Leuven (BE))


At the SPIRAL2 facility (GANIL) the LEB-REGLIS3 set-up [1] is being developed and will allow to perform laser spectroscopy studies of rare, unstable nuclei using the “In Gas Laser Ionization and Spectroscopy” (IGLIS) technique [2,3]. After separation with the S3-spectrometer, the fusion-evaporation reaction products are thermalized in a buffer gas cell, transported towards a de Laval type nozzle where they are embedded in a cold, homogeneous gas jet. Laser resonant ionization is subsequently performed and the photo ions are captured in a radiofrequency quadrupole structure, efficiently transported from a high to a low pressure region and subsequently transferred towards different detection systems.
In this contribution we report on the preparatory work that is being performed at the IGLIS laboratory at KU Leuven [4]. As part of this laboratory, an ion-guide system consisting of three RFQ-structures has been simulated using the software packages SIMION [5] and IonCool [6].
A prototype has been constructed and commissioned. An overview of the commissioning tests will be discussed.

[1] F. Dechery, et al., NIM B 376, 125-130 (2016)
[2] Y. Kudryavtsev, et al., NIM B 297, 7-22 (2013)
[3] R. Ferrer, et al., Nature Commun., 8, 14520 (2017)
[4] Y. Kudryavtsev, et al., NIM B 376, 354-352 (2016)
[5] D. Manura, SIMION® 8.0, simion.com (2008)
[6] S. Schwarz, NIM A 566, 233-243 (2006)

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Simon Mark C Sels (KU Leuven (BE))


Rafael Ferrer Garcia (KU Leuven (BE)) Alexandra Zadvornaya (KU Leuven) Mrs Elise Verstraelen (KU Leuven-IKS) Matthias Verlinde (KU Leuven (BE)) Piet Van Duppen (KU Leuven (BE)) Mr Paul Van den Bergh (KU Leuven-IKS ) Dr Yuri Kudryavtsev (KU Leuven) Mr Sandro Kraemer (KU Leuven - IKS) Mark L Huyse (KU Leuven (BE))

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