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Optimized release from isol targets

Objective

Objectives:The objective of this project is the optimization of the release properties of ISOL (isotope separation on-line) targets. This involves the development of beams of new elements (presently not available at ISOL facilities) and more exotic isotopes as well as the improvement of existing beams in intensity, purity and reproducibility.
The operating European ISOL facilities (LSF): ISOLDE (CERN, Genève, CH), GSI-ISOL (Darmstadt, DE), CRC (Louvain-la-Neuve, BE) and SPIRAL (GANIL, Caen, FR) will profit immediately from the developments of new or improved ISOL beams. Furthermore, for the planned European second generation Radioactive Ion Beam facility EURISOL this development is an indispensable basis. A side result will bean extensive database on diffusion in, and desorption from metals, oxides, carbides and other compounds with important applications in other fields.
In the first year a database was installed on our website: http://www.targisol.csic.es/ which is now being filled with experimental diffusion and desorption parameters, thermophysical and chemical data and measured yields from operating ISOL facilities.
Highlights of the first year's work are: pure beams of short-lived Ge and Sn isotopes at GSI-ISOL, and off-line produced high-intensity beams (several 1012 particles per second) of 7Be and 10Be from a PSI-ISOLDE collaboration.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH
Address

1211 Geneve
Switzerland

Participants (4)

CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Address
119,Serrano 119
28006 Madrid
GRAND ACCELERATEUR NATIONAL D'IONS LOURDS
France
LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS UNIVERSITY OF MUNICH
Germany
Address
Am Coulombwall 1
85748 Garching
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
Address

5232 Villigen