Current status of the Daresbury isotope separator

MacGregor, I.J.D. , Grant, I.S. and Walker, P.M. (1984) Current status of the Daresbury isotope separator. Vacuum, 34(1-2), pp. 3-6. (doi: 10.1016/0042-207X(84)90097-6)

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A high resolution isotope separator has been constructed at the SERC nuclear structure facility at Daresbury, principally for nuclear structure research. The separator may either be used on-line to the NSF tandem Van de Graaff accelerator to separate short-lived products of nuclear reactions or off-line to separate longer lived stable or radioactive samples. A high temperature FEBIAD ion source is used in the former mode of operation, while for off-line studies one of two Freeman ion sources may be used. Extraction voltages of up to 30 kV are possible with post acceleration up to a total energy of 100 keV. A 60° sector magnet is used to separate different isotopic ion species which are subsequently transported via an electrostatic switchyard to a dilution refrigerator for ion implantation nuclear orientation studies or to an atomic oven, which is used in conjunction with a tunable dye-laser, for atomic hyperfine structure experiments. This paper reviews the current status of the Daresbury Isotope Separator and its experimental programme.

Item Type:Articles (Other)
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:MacGregor, Professor Douglas
Authors: MacGregor, I.J.D., Grant, I.S., and Walker, P.M.
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Research Group:Nuclear Physics
Journal Name:Vacuum
ISSN (Online):1879-2715
Copyright Holders:Elsevier Ltd

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