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Metallic beam development for the Facility for Rare Isotope Beam.

  • Author(s): Machicoane, Guillaume
  • Cole, Dallas
  • Leitner, Daniela
  • Neben, Derek
  • Tobos, Larry
  • et al.

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The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) at Michigan State University (MSU) will accelerate a primary ion beam to energies beyond 200 MeV/u using a superconducting RF linac and will reach a maximum beam power of 400 kW on the fragmentation target. The beam intensity needed from the ECR ion source is expected to be between 0.4 and 0.5 emA for most medium mass to heavy mass elements. Adding to the challenge of reaching the required intensity, an expanded list of primary beams of interest has been established based on the production rate and the number of isotope beams that could be produced with FRIB. We report here on the development done for some of the beam in the list including mercury (natural), molybdenum ((98)Mo), and selenium ((82)Ser).

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