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Title: The rare isotope accelerator (RIA) facility project

Abstract

The envisioned Rare-Isotope Accelerator (RIA) facility would add substantially to research opportunities for nuclear physics and astrophysics by combining increased intensities with a greatly expanded variety of high-quality rare-isotope beams. A flexible superconducting driver linac would provide 100 kW, 400 MeV/nucleon beams of any stable isotope from hydrogen to uranium onto production targets. Combinations of projectile fragmentation, target fragmentation, fission, and spallation would produce the needed broad assortment of short-lived secondary beams. This paper describes the project's background, purpose, and status, the envisioned facility, and the key subsystem, the driver linac. RIA's scientific purposes are to advance current theoretical models, reveal new manifestations of nuclear behavior, and probe the limits of nuclear existence [3]. Figures 1 and 2 show, respectively, examples of RIA research opportunities and the yields projected for pursuing them. Figure 3 outlines a conceptual approach for delivering the needed beams.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Research (ER) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
834182
Report Number(s):
JLAB-ACC-00-14; DOE/ER/40150-2957
TRN: US0407054
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84ER40150
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 20th International Linac Conference (Linac 2000), Monterey, CA (US), 08/21/2000--08/25/2000; Other Information: PBD: 1 Aug 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
08 HYDROGEN; 43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; ACCELERATORS; ASTROPHYSICS; FISSION; FRAGMENTATION; HYDROGEN; LINEAR ACCELERATORS; NUCLEAR PHYSICS; PROBES; PRODUCTION; PROJECTILES; SECONDARY BEAMS; SPALLATION; STABLE ISOTOPES; TARGETS; URANIUM

Citation Formats

Christoph Leemann. The rare isotope accelerator (RIA) facility project. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Christoph Leemann. The rare isotope accelerator (RIA) facility project. United States.
Christoph Leemann. Tue . "The rare isotope accelerator (RIA) facility project". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/834182.
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