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Title: Production of negatively charged radioactive ion beams

Beams of short-lived radioactive nuclei are needed for frontier experimental research in nuclear structure, reactions, and astrophysics. Negatively charged radioactive ion beams have unique advantages and allow for the use of a tandem accelerator for post-acceleration, which can provide the highest beam quality and continuously variable energies. Negative ion beams can be obtained with high intensity and some unique beam purification techniques based on differences in electronegativity and chemical reactivity can be used to provide beams with high purity. This article describes the production of negative radioactive ion beams at the former holifield radioactive ion beam facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and at the CERN ISOLDE facility with emphasis on the development of the negative ion sources employed at these two facilities.
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  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Physics Division
  2. European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva (Switzerland). ISOLDE Radioactive Ion Beam Facility
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Grant/Contract Number:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
New Journal of Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 19; Journal Issue: 8; Journal ID: ISSN 1367-2630
IOP Publishing
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26)
Country of Publication:
United States
07 ISOTOPE AND RADIATION SOURCES; 73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; radioactive ion beam; ISOL production; negative ion source; beam purification; HRIBF; ISOLDE
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