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Title: Design of in-flight fragment separator using high-power primary beams in the energy of a few hundred MeV/u

An in-flight fragment separator usually requires large acceptance and high momentum resolution to minimize the loss of a rare isotope beam of interest produced at a thin target, which is especially important when {sup 238}U fission reactions in the energy of 200 MeV/u are used. The production target and beam dump are located in the pre-separator, where a beam power of up to 400 kW is dissipated. The area is surrounded by thick radiation shielding walls, which result in long drift spaces between adjacent magnetic components at various locations and an asymmetrical layout. Efforts have been made to minimize non-linear effects in the pre-separator beam optics with trials of different separator configurations and correction schemes using COSY Infinity and GICOSY. The main separator is configured to be mirror symmetric such that correction with hexapole and octupole coils can be more readily applied. The separator configuration was finalized to allow the facility design to proceed and the key components including superconducting magnets have been designed and prototyped. In addition, the separator design has been evaluated using LISE++ including a set of wedge degraders at dispersive focal planes to improve the yield and purity of selected isotope beam.
Authors:
;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. Institute for Basic Science, Yuseong, Daejeon 305-811 (Korea, Republic of)
  2. Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22483258
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Review of Scientific Instruments; Journal Volume: 86; Journal Issue: 7; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; BEAMS; CORRECTIONS; COSY STORAGE RING; DESIGN; FISSION; MEV RANGE; NONLINEAR PROBLEMS; SUPERCONDUCTING MAGNETS; URANIUM 238