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Present status of the ALTO project

Abstract : The Institute of Nuclear Physics of Orsay has built in the Tandem building an ISOL device based on photofission induced by a 50-MeV electron-beam~: ALTO (\textbf{A}ccélérateur \textbf{L}inéaire auprès du \textbf{T}andem d'\textbf{O}rsay). The project has been dimensioned to obtain $10^{11}$ fissions/s inside an UC$_x$ target. The objective of this facility is twofold~: ensure the development of the physics with beams at extraction-energy of fission products and to serve as a test bench for certain aspects of the R\&D for the SPIRAL2 project. The first electron beam has been extracted from the LINAC in december 2005 and a UC$_x$-target/ion-source ensemble has been irradiated for the first time in june 2006. The effective yields of the non-refractory fission fragments after extraction and mass separation have been measured during this experiment and are similar to the calculated predictions.
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D. Verney. Present status of the ALTO project. International Symposium on Exotic Nuclei EXON 2006, Jul 2006, Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. pp.385-395, ⟨10.1063/1.2746615⟩. ⟨in2p3-00126965⟩

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