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Title: The ATLAS multi-user upgrade and potential applications

Abstract

With the recent integration of the CARIBU-EBIS charge breeder into the ATLAS accelerator system to provide for more pure and efficient charge breeding of radioactive beams, a multi-user upgrade of the ATLAS facility is being proposed to serve multiple users simultaneously. ATLAS was the first superconducting ion linac in the world and is the US DOE low-energy Nuclear Physics National User Facility. The proposed upgrade will take advantage of the continuous-wave nature of ATLAS and the pulsed nature of the EBIS charge breeder in order to simultaneously accelerate two beams with very close mass-to-charge ratios; one stable from the existing ECR ion source and one radioactive from the newly commissioned EBIS charge breeder. In addition to enhancing the nuclear physics program, beam extraction at different points along the linac will open up the opportunity for other potential applications; for instance, material irradiation studies at ~ 1 MeV/u and isotope production at ~ 6 MeV/u or at the full ATLAS energy of ~ 15 MeV/u. The concept and proposed implementation of the ATLAS multi-user upgrade will be presented. Future plans to enhance the flexibility of this upgrade will also be presented.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science - Office of Nuclear Physics
OSTI Identifier:
1422586
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Instrumentation; Journal Volume: 12; Journal Issue: 12
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
material irradiation; real-time beam switching; Linacs; isotope production; multi-beam acceleration

Citation Formats

Mustapha, B., Nolen, J. A., Savard, G., and Ostroumov, P. N. The ATLAS multi-user upgrade and potential applications. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1088/1748-0221/12/12/T12002.
Mustapha, B., Nolen, J. A., Savard, G., & Ostroumov, P. N. The ATLAS multi-user upgrade and potential applications. United States. doi:10.1088/1748-0221/12/12/T12002.
Mustapha, B., Nolen, J. A., Savard, G., and Ostroumov, P. N. Fri . "The ATLAS multi-user upgrade and potential applications". United States. doi:10.1088/1748-0221/12/12/T12002.
@article{osti_1422586,
title = {The ATLAS multi-user upgrade and potential applications},
author = {Mustapha, B. and Nolen, J. A. and Savard, G. and Ostroumov, P. N.},
abstractNote = {With the recent integration of the CARIBU-EBIS charge breeder into the ATLAS accelerator system to provide for more pure and efficient charge breeding of radioactive beams, a multi-user upgrade of the ATLAS facility is being proposed to serve multiple users simultaneously. ATLAS was the first superconducting ion linac in the world and is the US DOE low-energy Nuclear Physics National User Facility. The proposed upgrade will take advantage of the continuous-wave nature of ATLAS and the pulsed nature of the EBIS charge breeder in order to simultaneously accelerate two beams with very close mass-to-charge ratios; one stable from the existing ECR ion source and one radioactive from the newly commissioned EBIS charge breeder. In addition to enhancing the nuclear physics program, beam extraction at different points along the linac will open up the opportunity for other potential applications; for instance, material irradiation studies at ~ 1 MeV/u and isotope production at ~ 6 MeV/u or at the full ATLAS energy of ~ 15 MeV/u. The concept and proposed implementation of the ATLAS multi-user upgrade will be presented. Future plans to enhance the flexibility of this upgrade will also be presented.},
doi = {10.1088/1748-0221/12/12/T12002},
journal = {Journal of Instrumentation},
number = 12,
volume = 12,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Dec 01 00:00:00 EST 2017},
month = {Fri Dec 01 00:00:00 EST 2017}
}