Thermalization of different alkali and alkali-earth elements at the TRI mu P facility

P. D. Shidling*, G. S. Giri, D. J. van der Hoek, K. Jungmann, W. L. Kruithof, C. J. G. Onderwater, B. Santra, M. Sohani, O. O. Versolato, L. Willmann, H. W. Wilschut

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Radioactive isotopes produced by the in-flight method are converted into low-energy ions with a thermal ionizer (TI) ion catcher, the operation of which is based on a hot cavity ion source. The extraction efficiency of the TI for different alkali and alkali-earth elements has been studied and compared to a model based on diffusion only. The model describes the stationary limit, i.e. the extraction efficiency, as well as the dynamic response of the TI output when the primary beam is switched on and off. (C) 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-16
Number of pages6
JournalNuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research Section A-Accelerators Spectrometers Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Isotope production mechanism
  • Radioactive beam
  • Slowing of ions
  • Ion source
  • Ion catcher
  • Diffusion
  • Ionization
  • Hot cavity
  • IONS


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