15-20 October 2017
Europe/Zurich timezone

Production of High Intensity Nickel-Ion Beams with High Isotopic Purity with the Metal Ion from Volatile Compound (MIVOC) Method

16 Oct 2017, 16:30
2h 30m


Centre international de Conférence Genève (CICG). http://www.cicg.ch/
Poster presentation Production of highly charged ion beams Poster Session 1


Dr Rainer Thomae (iThemba LABS)


In this paper measurements on the production of high intensity, medium charge-state Nickel-ion beams with high isotopic purity using the Metal Ion from Volatile Compound (MIVOC) Method are presented. Commercially supplied Nickelocene (Ni(C5H5)2) with natural abundance, Nickelocene with 99% enriched 60-Nickel and 98% enriched 62-Nickel were investigated with a 14.5 GHz ECRIS4. Mass over charge and intensity measurements are discussed. The procedure of the synthesis of the enriched Nickelocene was developed in the iThemba LABS target laboratory and is described in the paper as well. The in-house synthesis of metallocenes from enriched materials allows for new ion beams with intensities is not possible so far.

Primary authors

Dr Rainer Thomae (iThemba LABS) Ms Ntombizonke Kheswa (iThemba LABS) Dr Sergey Bogomolov (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research) Dr Andrey Efremov (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research) Jacobus Lodewikus (Lowry) Conradie (iThemba LABS) Mr Dirk Fourie (iThemba LABS) Dr Joele Mira (iThemba LABS) Dr Fhumulani Nemulodi (iThemba LABS)

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