Author: Siesling, E.
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MOOBA02 Status and Future Perspectives of the HIE-ISOLDE Project at CERN 34
  • Y. Kadi, A.P. Bernardes, Y. Blumenfeld, S. Calatroni, R. Catherall, M.A. Fraser, B. Goddard, D. Parchet, E. Siesling, W. Venturini Delsolaro, D. Voulot, L.R. Williams
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  The High Intensity and Energy (HIE)-ISOLDE project aims at several important upgrades of the present ISOLDE radioactive beam facility at CERN. The main focus lies in the energy upgrade of the post-accelerated radionuclide beams from 3 MeV/u up to 10 MeV/u through the addition of superconducting cavities. This will open the possibility of many new types of experiments including transfer reactions throughout the nuclear chart. The first stage of this upgrade involves the design, construction, installation and commissioning of two high-β cryomodules downstream of REX-ISOLDE, the existing post-accelerator. Each cryomodule houses five high-β sc cavities and one sc solenoid. Prototypes of the Nb-sputtered Quarter Wave Resonators (QWRs) cavities for the new superconducting linear accelerator have been manufactured and are undergoing RF cold tests. The project also includes a design study of improved production targets to accommodate the future increase of proton intensity delivered by the new LINAC4 proton driver. The project has been approved by CERN and its implementation started in January 2010. An overview of the project and the timeline will be presented.  
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