A facility upgrade at Texas A&M University for accelerated radioactive beamsR.E. Tribble, F. Abegglen, G. Chubarian, H.L. Clark, G. Derrig, G. Kim, D. May, G.A. Souliotis and G. Tabacaru
Cyclotron Institute, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 77843, USA
(Received: January 31, 2007 / Published online: 8 December 2007)
The Cyclotron Institute at Texas A&M University is carrying out an upgrade project which will lead to accelerated radioactive ion beams at intermediate energies. The project involves recommissioning a K150 cyclotron for acceleration of stable beams which will be used to produce radioactive ions. Both light-ion and heavy-ion guides will be used to stop and transport the radioactive ions to a charge breeding electron cyclotron resonance ion source. Following charge breeding, highly-charged ions will be injected into the K500 cyclotron, accelerated and then transported to existing equipment to carry out experiments.
29.20.Hm - Cyclotrons.
29.25.Rm - Sources of radioactive nuclei.
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