15-20 October 2017
Europe/Zurich timezone

Charge Breeding of Radioactive Isotopes at the CARIBU Facility

17 Oct 2017, 14:00


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Oral presentaion Radioactive ion beams, charge breeders and polarized beams 6th Session


Richard Vondrasek (Argonne National Laboratory)


An Electron Beam Ion Source Charge Breeder (EBIS-CB) has been developed at Argonne National Laboratory as part of the CAlifornium Rare Ion Breeder Upgrade (CARIBU). For the past year, the EBIS has been undergoing commissioning as part of the ATLAS accelerator complex. It has delivered both stable and radioactive beams with A/Q < 6, breeding times < 30 ms, low background contamination, and charge breeding efficiencies > 18% into a single charge state. The operation of this device, challenges during the commissioning phase, and future improvements will be discussed.


This work was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Physics, under Contract No. DE-AC02-06CH11357 and used resources of ANL’s ATLAS facility, an Office of Science User Facility

Primary author

Richard Vondrasek (Argonne National Laboratory)


Clayton Dickerson (Argonne National Laboratory) Matthew Hendricks (Argonne National Laboratory) Peter Ostroumov (Michigan State University) Richard Pardo (Argonne National Laboratory) Guy Savard (Argonne National Laboratory) Robert Scott (Argonne National Laboratory) Gary Zinkann (Argonne National Laboratory)

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