WP Leader: Yorick Blumenfeld
Deputy: Fredrik Wenander
The EURISOL concept was defined during the EURISOL Design Study in the Sixth Framework Programme. This JRA builds on that work and includes Research and Development activities necessary for the future EURISOL facility which is one of the priorities of the NuPECC long-range plan. It will also contribute to enhance the performances and output of the ISOL facilities which are participants in ENSAR2, mainly SPIRAL and SPIRAL2 at GANIL, HIE-ISOLDE at CERN and the future SPES at Legnaro. The JRA EURISOL consists of three activities: Improvement of electron-beam ion-charge breeding (EBIB), development of chemically reactive ISOL beams (BEAMLAB), and development of a chart of ISOL beam intensities available through a website (CRIBE).
TASK 1. Electron-Beam Ion Breeder – EBIB (CERN)
This work package will address the important issues related to the achievement of these goals and to validate the feasibility of an EBIS/T type charge breeder for EURISOL.
TASK 2. Development of chemically reactive nuclear beams – BEAMLAB (CNRS)
The objective of this task is to address the required developments to produce nuclear beams for isotopes which are challenging because of the chemical reactivity of the element. These efforts will focus on the development of molecular beams exploiting gas-phase chemical reactions obtained by controlling the gas phase in the target volume. This requires an evaluation of the different physicochemical interactions which occur in the rest of the unit, from the target container, the transfer line to the plasma of the ion source itself.
TASK 3. Chart of Radioactive Ion Beams in Europe – CRIBE (GANIL)
The main idea of this activity is to collect available data (essentially intensities and energies) of radioactive-ion beams produced in the existing European nuclear facilities dedicated to the production and the acceleration of RIBs.