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Title: The status of the ALTO project

Abstract

The ALTO project at IPN Orsay is based on the installation in the experimental area of the Tandem, of a 50 MeV (10 {mu}A) electron accelerator dedicated to the production of neutron rich radioactive beams. About 1011 fission fragments per second are expected to be produced by photofission of a uranium carbide target. The ISOL type device PARRNe will allow a large program of physics from beta decay measurements to mass measurements.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Intitut de Physique Nucleaire, 91406 Orsay Cedex (France)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21054797
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 884; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 6. Latin American symposium on nuclear physics and applications, Iguazu (Argentina), 3-7 Oct 2005; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.2710563; (c) 2007 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; BEAM PRODUCTION; BETA DECAY; ELECTRONS; FISSION FRAGMENTS; ISOTOPE SEPARATION; ISOTOPE SEPARATORS; MEV RANGE; NEUTRON SOURCES; NEUTRON-RICH ISOTOPES; NEUTRONS; PHOTOFISSION; RADIOACTIVE ION BEAMS; URANIUM CARBIDES; URANIUM-BETA

Citation Formats

Ibrahim, F. The status of the ALTO project. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2710563.
Ibrahim, F. The status of the ALTO project. United States. doi:10.1063/1.2710563.
Ibrahim, F. Mon . "The status of the ALTO project". United States. doi:10.1063/1.2710563.
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title = {The status of the ALTO project},
author = {Ibrahim, F.},
abstractNote = {The ALTO project at IPN Orsay is based on the installation in the experimental area of the Tandem, of a 50 MeV (10 {mu}A) electron accelerator dedicated to the production of neutron rich radioactive beams. About 1011 fission fragments per second are expected to be produced by photofission of a uranium carbide target. The ISOL type device PARRNe will allow a large program of physics from beta decay measurements to mass measurements.},
doi = {10.1063/1.2710563},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
number = 1,
volume = 884,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Feb 12 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Mon Feb 12 00:00:00 EST 2007}
}
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