Radioactive ion beam post-acceleration at ISAC
TRIUMF, 4004 Wesbrook Mall, V6T 2A3, Vancouver B.C., Canada
Published online: 8 December 2007
ISAC at TRIUMF is a world-class facility for the production and post-acceleration of radioactive ion beams (RIB). Commissioned in 2002 the ISAC I linear accelerator serves three different beam lines delivering both stable and radioactive species. Two of them are permanent experiments (DRAGON and TUDA); the third one is a general purpose station (GPS). The maximum energy we can reach in ISAC I is 1.8 MeV/u. ISAC II is a phased upgrade of the ISAC facility. The beam coming from ISAC I is injected at 1.5 MeV/u into a new superconducting LINAC. In `Phase I' the LINAC adds 20 MV to the beam energy and 20 MV more will be added in `Phase II'. The paper will give an overview of both the ISAC I and ISAC II accelerators. Operational experience with accelerating RIBs in ISAC I is summarized. First ISAC II commissioning results are presented.
© EDP Sciences, Springer-Verlag, 2007