Dual magnetic separator for TRI μ P

G. P.A. Berg, O. C. Dermois, U. Dammalapati, P. Dendooven, M. N. Harakeh, K. Jungmann, C. J.G. Onderwater, A. Rogachevskiy, M. Sohani, E. Traykov, L. Willmann, H. W. Wilschut

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The TRI μ P facility, under construction at KVI, requires the production and separation of short-lived and rare isotopes. Direct reactions, fragmentation and fusion-evaporation reactions in normal and inverse kinematics are foreseen to produce nuclides of interest with a variety of heavy-ion beams from the superconducting cyclotron AGOR. For this purpose, we have designed, constructed and commissioned a versatile magnetic separator that allows efficient injection into an ion catcher, i.e., gas-filled stopper/cooler or thermal ionizer, from which a low energy radioactive beam will be extracted. The separator performance was tested with the production and clean separation of 21Na ions, where a beam purity of 99.5% could be achieved. For fusion-evaporation products, some of the features of its operation as a gas-filled recoil separator were tested.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-181
Number of pages13
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2006 May 10


  • Gas-filled separator
  • Magnetic separator
  • Secondary radioactive isotopes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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