Physics opportunities with the RI Beam Factory at RIKEN
RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science, 2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama, 351-0198, Japan
Published online: 8 December 2007
The RI Beam Factory (RIBF) is presently the top world-class radioactive-isotope (RI) beam facility in the world. Construction of the factory is now in the process of being completed. This facility is based on the in-flight method to produce fast RI beams. High-energy and intense primary beams accelerated by a superconducting ring cyclotron (SRC) are converted, via the projectile fragmentation or fission reaction channels, to RI beams at a new fragment separator called BigRIPS. Construction of major experimental installations is expected to commence in 2007. Physics opportunities with the RIBF are discussed herein.
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