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Title: Francium sources at Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro: Design and performance

Abstract

A facility for the production of radioactive francium is operating at the laboratories of the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN) in Legnaro, Italy. The goal is to collect a cold sample of radioactive atoms in a magneto-optical trap for studies in atomic, nuclear, and particle physics. Production of francium is achieved via the fusion-evaporation reaction {sup 197}Au({sup 18}O,kn){sup 215-k}Fr generated by a {approx}100-MeV {sup 18}O{sup 6+} beam on a thick gold target. The production target is heated to {approx}1200 K and kept at a potential of +3 kV to enhance Fr diffusion and surface desorption. Average production rates are 0.7x10{sup 6} ions/s for {sup 210}Fr with a primary beam flux of 10{sup 12} particles/s, with peaks of 2x10{sup 6} ions/s. Details are given on the design and construction of the production targets and on the measurements that characterize their performance.

Authors:
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  1. Dipartimento di Fisica and INFN, 44100 Ferrara (Italy)
  2. (Italy)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20779024
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Review of Scientific Instruments; Journal Volume: 77; Journal Issue: 3; Conference: 11. international conference on ion sources, Caen (France), 12-16 Sep 2005; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.2163342; (c) 2006 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; BEAMS; DESIGN; DESORPTION; EVAPORATION; FRANCIUM; FRANCIUM 210; GOLD; GOLD 197; IONS; MEV RANGE 10-100; OXYGEN 18; PARTICLES; PERFORMANCE

Citation Formats

Stancari, G., Veronesi, S., Corradi, L., Atutov, S.N., Calabrese, R., Dainelli, A., Mariotti, E., Moi, L., Sanguinetti, S., Tomassetti, L., Dipartimento di Fisica and INFN, 53100 Siena, INFN Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro, 35020 Legnaro PD, Dipartimento di Fisica and INFN, 44100 Ferrara, INFN Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro, 35020 Legnaro PD, Dipartimento di Fisica and INFN, 53100 Siena, Dipartimento di Fisica and INFN, 56127 Pisa, and Dipartimento di Fisica and INFN, 44100 Ferrara. Francium sources at Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro: Design and performance. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2163342.
Stancari, G., Veronesi, S., Corradi, L., Atutov, S.N., Calabrese, R., Dainelli, A., Mariotti, E., Moi, L., Sanguinetti, S., Tomassetti, L., Dipartimento di Fisica and INFN, 53100 Siena, INFN Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro, 35020 Legnaro PD, Dipartimento di Fisica and INFN, 44100 Ferrara, INFN Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro, 35020 Legnaro PD, Dipartimento di Fisica and INFN, 53100 Siena, Dipartimento di Fisica and INFN, 56127 Pisa, & Dipartimento di Fisica and INFN, 44100 Ferrara. Francium sources at Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro: Design and performance. United States. doi:10.1063/1.2163342.
Stancari, G., Veronesi, S., Corradi, L., Atutov, S.N., Calabrese, R., Dainelli, A., Mariotti, E., Moi, L., Sanguinetti, S., Tomassetti, L., Dipartimento di Fisica and INFN, 53100 Siena, INFN Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro, 35020 Legnaro PD, Dipartimento di Fisica and INFN, 44100 Ferrara, INFN Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro, 35020 Legnaro PD, Dipartimento di Fisica and INFN, 53100 Siena, Dipartimento di Fisica and INFN, 56127 Pisa, and Dipartimento di Fisica and INFN, 44100 Ferrara. Wed . "Francium sources at Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro: Design and performance". United States. doi:10.1063/1.2163342.
@article{osti_20779024,
title = {Francium sources at Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro: Design and performance},
author = {Stancari, G. and Veronesi, S. and Corradi, L. and Atutov, S.N. and Calabrese, R. and Dainelli, A. and Mariotti, E. and Moi, L. and Sanguinetti, S. and Tomassetti, L. and Dipartimento di Fisica and INFN, 53100 Siena and INFN Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro, 35020 Legnaro PD and Dipartimento di Fisica and INFN, 44100 Ferrara and INFN Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro, 35020 Legnaro PD and Dipartimento di Fisica and INFN, 53100 Siena and Dipartimento di Fisica and INFN, 56127 Pisa and Dipartimento di Fisica and INFN, 44100 Ferrara},
abstractNote = {A facility for the production of radioactive francium is operating at the laboratories of the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN) in Legnaro, Italy. The goal is to collect a cold sample of radioactive atoms in a magneto-optical trap for studies in atomic, nuclear, and particle physics. Production of francium is achieved via the fusion-evaporation reaction {sup 197}Au({sup 18}O,kn){sup 215-k}Fr generated by a {approx}100-MeV {sup 18}O{sup 6+} beam on a thick gold target. The production target is heated to {approx}1200 K and kept at a potential of +3 kV to enhance Fr diffusion and surface desorption. Average production rates are 0.7x10{sup 6} ions/s for {sup 210}Fr with a primary beam flux of 10{sup 12} particles/s, with peaks of 2x10{sup 6} ions/s. Details are given on the design and construction of the production targets and on the measurements that characterize their performance.},
doi = {10.1063/1.2163342},
journal = {Review of Scientific Instruments},
number = 3,
volume = 77,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Mar 15 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Wed Mar 15 00:00:00 EST 2006}
}