The SPES project at the INFN- Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro
INFN, Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro, I-35020, Legnaro, Italy
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Published online: 20 March 2014
The SPES Radioactive Ion Beam (RIB) facility at INFN-LNL is in the construction phase. It is based on the ISOL method with an UCx Direct Target able to sustain a power of 10 kW. The primary proton beam is delivered by a high current Cyclotron accelerator, with energy 35-70 MeV and a beam current of 0.2-0.5 mA. Neutron-rich radioactive ions will be produced by proton induced Uranium fission in the UCx target at an expected fission rate in the order of 1013 fissions per second. The exotic isotopes will be re-accelerated by the ALPI superconducting LINAC at energies of 10A MeV and higher, for masses in the region A=130 amu at expected rate on the secondary target of 107 – 109 pps. The SPES project has the aim to provide high intensity and highquality beams of neutron-rich nuclei as well as to develop an interdisciplinary research center based on the cyclotron proton beam.
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