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XVth International Conference on Electromagnetic Isotope Separators and Techniques Related to their Applications (EMIS2007), Deauville : France (2007)
The LPCTrap facility for in-trap decay experiments
F. Duval1, G. Ban1, J. Blieck1, D. Durand1, X. Fléchard1, M. Labalme1, Y. Lemière1, E. Liénard1, F. Mauger1, A. Méry1, O. Naviliat-Cuncic1, B. Jacquot2, J.C. Thomas2, M. Herbane1, D. Rodriguez1
(2008)

The LPCTrap is a device devoted to the determination of the angular correlation coefficient in the nuclear beta decay of $^{6}$He^+$ ions by detection of the electron and the recoil ion in coincidence in a Paul trap.The LPCTrap facility comprises an RFQ trap for beam preparation and a transparent Paul trap for in-trap decay studies. It is coupled to the low-energy beam line LIRAT of the Spiral source at GANIL. The system has been tested for ions with mass-to-charge ratios ranging from 4 to 40. Within this range, the Paul trap has been characterized. Abundant quantities of radioactive light exotic nuclei have been trapped showing that the system meets the requirements to perform in-trap decay experiments. In this contribution, the experimental setup will be described and the performances will be discussed.
1 :  LPCC - Laboratoire de Physique Corpusculaire de Caen
2 :  GANIL - Grand Accélérateur National d'Ions Lourds
Interactions fondamentales
Physique/Physique Nucléaire Expérimentale
Beam handling and transport – ion cooling – ion trapping