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Title Status of Radioactive Ion Beam Post-Acceleration at CERN-ISOLDE
  • Y. Kadi, W. Andreazza, J. Bauche, A. Behrens, A.P. Bernardes, J.A. Ferreira Somoza, F. Formenti, M.A. Fraser, M.J. Garcia Borge, N. Guillotin, K. Johnston, G. Kautzmann, Y. Leclercq, M. Martino, A. Miyazaki, R. Mompo, A. Papageorgiou Koufidou, O. Pirotte, J.A. Rodriguez, S. Sadovich, E. Siesling, M. Therasse, D. Valuch, W. Venturini Delsolaro
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
Abstract The HIE-ISOLDE project* (High Intensity and Energy ISOLDE) reached an important milestone in September 2016 when the first physics run was carried out with radioactive beams at 6 MV/m. This is the first stage in the upgrade of the REX post-accelerator, whereby the energy of the radioactive ion beams was increased from 3 to 5.5 MeV per nucleon. The facility will ultimately be equipped with four high-beta cryomodule that will accelerate the beams up to 10 MeV per nucleon for the heaviest isotopes available at ISOLDE. The first 2 cryomodules of the new linac, hosting each five superconducting cavities and one solenoid, were commissioned in August 2016. Besides demonstrating the experimental capabilities of the facility, this successful first run validated the technical choices of the HIE ISOLDE team and provided a fitting reward for eight years of rigorous R&D efforts. At the start of 2018, HIE-ISOLDE is expected to complete the energy upgrade, reaching 10 MeV/u and becoming an attractive facility for a wide variety of experiments. This contribution will focus on the results of the commissioning and on the main technical issues that were highlighted.
Footnotes & References * M.J.G. Borge and K. Riisager (2016), HIE-ISOLDE, the project and the physics opportunities, European Physical Journal A 52: 334, DOI: 10.1140/epja/i2016-16334-4
Funding We acknowledge funding from the Belgian Big Science program of the FWO (Research Foundation Flanders) and the Research Council K.U. Leuven.
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Conference IPAC2017, Copenhagen, Denmark
Series International Particle Accelerator Conference (8th)
Proceedings Link to full IPAC2017 Proccedings
Session Contributed Oral Presentations, Hadron Accelerators
Date 17-May-17   09:30–10:30
Main Classification 04 Hadron Accelerators
Sub Classification A20 Radioactive Ions
Keywords linac, cryomodule, cryogenics, experiment, operation
Publisher JACoW, Geneva, Switzerland
Editors Volker RW Schaa (GSI, Darmstadt, Germany); Gianluigi Arduini (CERN, Geneva, Switzerland); Juliana Pranke (ESS, Lund, Sweden); Mike Seidel (PSI, Villigen, Switzerland); Mats Lindroos (ESS, Lund, Sweden)
ISBN 978-3-95450-182-3
Published May 2017
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