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BEARS: Radioactive Ion Beams at Berkeley


A light-isotope radioactive ion beam capability has been added to the 88-Inch Cyclotron at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory by coupling to the production cyclotron of the Berkeley Isotope Facility. The connection required the development and construction of a 350 m gas transport system between the two accelerators as well as automated cryogenic separation of the produced activity. The first beam developed, 11C, has been successfully accelerated with an on-target intensity of 1 x 10{to the eighth} ions/sec at energies of around 10 MeV/u.

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