MC3: Novel Particle Sources and Acceleration Techniques
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THPGW053 Exploiting the Potential of ISOLDE at CERN (the EPIC Project) 3706
  • R. Catherall, T.J. Giles, G. Neyens
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  The ISOLDE Facility at CERN * is the world’s leading facility for the production of radioactive ion beams (RIBs) using the ISOL (Isotope Separation On-Line) method, providing RIBs at energies from 30 keV to 10 MeV/u for a wide variety of experiments. To improve on its capacity to deliver RIBs further from stability, the EPIC project takes full advantage of recent investments by CERN to upgrade the LHC injectors **. In particular, the new Linac4 and the PS Booster upgrade allow expanding the scope of ISOLDE by providing higher radioactive ion beam intensities further from stability. Sharing the proton-beam between two target stations that simultaneously feed the low-energy and high-energy beam lines will more than double the annual available beam time for experiments. To take further advantage of enhanced beam time, CERN and the ISOLDE collaboration also aims to studies installing a storage ring behind the HIE-ISOLDE post-accelerator to allow the storage of cooled exotic ion beams and thus opening up new possibilities in the fields of astrophysics, fundamental symmetry studies, atomic physics and nuclear physics.
* B. Jonson, K. Riisager (2010), Scholarpedia, 5(7):9742 doi:10.4249/scholarpedia.9742
** K. Hanke et al.DOI: 10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2017-WEPVA036
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About • paper received ※ 15 May 2019       paper accepted ※ 22 May 2019       issue date ※ 21 June 2019  
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