A facility upgrade at Texas A&M University for accelerated radioactive beams
Cyclotron Institute, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, 77843, USA
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.
PACS: 29.20.Hm – Cyclotrons / 29.25.Rm – Sources of radioactive nuclei
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