LIST developments at IGISOL*
Department of Physics, P.O. Box 35, University of Jyväskylä, YFL, 40014 Jyväskylä, Finland
2 Nuclear Physics Group, Schuster Laboratory, University of Manchester, Brunswick Street, M13 9PL, UK
3 Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute, Gatchina, 188300 St. Petersburg, Russia
Published online: 8 December 2007
The ion guide technique was developed in Jyväskylä during the early 1980's. In the ion guide the reaction recoil products are stopped and thermalized in high purity helium gas where they remain ionic due to high ionization potential of helium atoms. Different designs of ion guide exist for light-ion induced fusion reactions, for heavy-ion induced fusion and for proton induced fission. Although the IGISOL method is fast and universal it is chemically unselective and in many cases relatively inefficient. In order to address these deficiencies in the technique, a new laser ion source project, FURIOS (Fast Universal Resonant laser Ion Source), commenced in 2004. In addition, resonance ionization spectroscopy has been tested off – line within a sextupole ion beam guide.
PACS: 42.62.-6 – Laser applications / 41.85.Ja – Beam transport / 29.55.Ni – Ion guide, on-line isotope separators
This work is supported by the Academy of Finland under project No. 202256 and No. 111428, the Finnish Centre of Excellence Programme 2000–2005 (Project No. 44875, Nuclear and Condensed Matter Physics Programme at JYFL), the Finnish Centre of Excellence Programme 2006–2011 (Project No. 213503, Nuclear and Accelerator Based Physics Programme at JYFL), and by the EU 6th Framework programme Integrating Infrastructure Initative – Transnational Access Contract No. 506065 (EURONS).
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