Feb 12 – 14, 2007
Europe/Zurich timezone

Production of short lived carbon and nitrogen isotopes

Feb 13, 2007, 4:25 PM
Council Chamber, 503/1-001 (CERN)

Council Chamber, 503/1-001



Hanna Franberg (CERN)


Within the EU-RTD project TARGISOL the most suitable materials for the target and ion source unit at ISOL (Isotope Separation On-Line) facilities for the production of beams of short-lived radioactive carbon isotopes with half-lives of minutes down to milliseconds have been investigated. On-line and off-line experiments have been performed at ISOLDE, Paul Scherrer Institute (Villigen, Switzerland) and GANIL (Caen, France) during three years. The individual steps during the in-target production, diffusion out of the target, through the transfer line and the final ionization before extraction to experiments have been investigated. The achieved results are showing promising possibilities for ameliorations of the production yields of short-lived carbon and nitrogen isotopes from an ISOLDE target unit coupled to the MiniMono ECR ion source.

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