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12th International Conference on Ion Sources (ICIS2007), Jeju : Corée, République De (2007)
The radioactive ion beam production systems for the SPIRAL2 project
N. Lecesne1, C. Eleon1, C. Feierstein1, G. Gaubert1, Y. Huguet1, P. Jardin1, F. Lemagnen1, R. Leroy1, J. Y. Pacquet1, F. Pellemoine1, A. Pichard1, O. Bajeat2, S. Essabaa2, C. Lau2, F. Launay2, L. Serani3, C.-E. Demonchy3
SPIRAL2 Collaboration(s)

The SPIRAL2 project, currently under construction at GANIL, will include an isotope separator on line based facility for the production and acceleration of radioactive ion beams. A superconducting linear accelerator will accelerate 5 mA deuterons up to 40 MeV and 1 mA heavy ions up to 14.5 MeV/u. These primary beams will be used to bombard both thick and thin targets. We are investigating three different techniques to produce the radioactive ion beams: (1) the neutron induced fission of uranium carbide, (2) the direct interaction of deuterons in a uranium carbide target, and (3) the interaction of a heavy ion beam with a target. All these production systems will be coupled to an ion source. Four kinds of ion sources are foreseen for the ionization of the radioactive atoms: an electron cyclotron resonance ion source, a surface ionization ion source, a forced electron beam induced arc discharge ion source, and a laser ion source depending on the characteristics of the desired radioactive ion beam in terms of intensity, efficiency, purity, etc. A presentation of the SPIRAL2 project and of the different production systems is given.
1 :  GANIL - Grand Accélérateur National d'Ions Lourds
2 :  IPNO - Institut de Physique Nucléaire d'Orsay
3 :  CENBG - Centre d'Etudes Nucléaires de Bordeaux Gradignan
Physique/Physique/Physique des accélérateurs
Beams in particle accelerators – Linear accelerators – Radioactive beams