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Development of target ion source systems for radioactive beams at GANIL

Abstract : The GANIL facility (Caen, France) is dedicated to the acceleration of heavy ion beams including radioactive beams produced by the Isotope Separation On-Line (ISOL) method at the SPIRAL1 facility. To extend the range of radioactive ion beams available at GANIL, using the ISOL method two projects are underway: SPIRAL1 upgrade and the construction of SPIRAL2. For SPIRAL1, a new target ion source system (TISS) using the VADIS FEBIAD ion source coupled to the SPIRAL1 carbon target will be tested on-line by the end of 2013 and installed in the cave of SPIRAL1 for operation in 2015. The SPIRAL2 project is under construction and is being design for using different production methods as fission, fusion or spallation reactions to cover a large area of the chart of nuclei. It will produce among others neutron rich beams obtained by the fission of uranium induced by fast neutrons. The production target made from uranium carbide and heated at 2000 °C will be associated with several types of ion sources. Developments currently in progress at GANIL for each of these projects are presented.
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O. Bajeat, P. Delahaye, C. Couratin, M. Dubois, H. Franberg-Delahaye, et al.. Development of target ion source systems for radioactive beams at GANIL. 16th International Conference on Electromagnetic Isotope Separators and Technique related to their Applications (EMIS2012), Dec 2012, Matsue, Japan. pp.411-416, ⟨10.1016/j.nimb.2013.07.049⟩. ⟨in2p3-00873353⟩

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