RI beam facility project at RIKEN and physics programs
RIKEN Nishina Center, 2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198,
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In the Radioactive-Isotope Beam Factory (RIBF) project in RIKEN, intense primary beams can be provided at the energies E = 350–400 MeV over the whole range of atomic number in the cascade-cyclotron acceleration scheme, for which three cyclotrons, fRC, IRC, and SRC, have been newly constructed. The project proceeds through two phases. In the phase-I program, the superconducting in-flight radioactive-isotope beam separator BigRIPS and the following ZeroDegree spectrometer have been installed as well as the three cyclotrons. In the commissioning, after the successful extraction of a beam from SRC at in the cascade-acceleration scheme, radioactive-isotope beams were produced and isotope-separated with BigRIPS as designed. The RIBF project is fully capitalized in the phase-II program, in which the construction of several experimental key devices has been proposed. The upgrade of the former fragment separator RIPS is also included there. It allow for a scheme to use intense primary beams at the intermediate energy with RIPS. Remarkably, the produced radioactive-isotope beams at this energy can be spin-polarized taking the advantage of the fragmentation-induced spin orientation phenomena.
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