Author: Lommel, B.
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THPWO010 Charge Stripping Tests of High Current Uranium Ion Beams with Methane and Hydrogen Gas Strippers and Carbon Foils at the GSI UNILAC 3779
  • B. Schlitt, W.A. Barth, G. Clemente, L. Groening, M. Kaiser, B. Lommel, M.T. Maier, S. Mickat, J. Steiner, H. Vormann
    GSI, Darmstadt, Germany
  At the GSI UNILAC, a nitrogen gas stripper is routinely used for stripping of heavy ion beams at 1.4 MeV/u. Different approaches to optimize the stripping efficiency as well as different options to increase the ion charge states for delivery to SIS18 are being investigated. The existing gas stripper was operated with methane and hydrogen gas for stripping of high current uranium ion beams. The results as well as the limitations of these tests will be presented and will be compared to standard nitrogen operation of the gas stripper. In addition, newest results using differently prepared carbon stripping foils for the same ion beams will be reported.