First online operation of TRIGA-TRAP

J. Grund, M. Asai, K. Blaum, M. Block, S. Chenmarev, Ch E. Düllmann, K. Eberhardt, S. Lohse, Y. Nagame, Sz Nagy, P. Naubereit, J. J.W. van de Laar, F. Schneider, T. K. Sato, N. Sato, D. Simonovski, K. Tsukada, K. Wendt

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We report on the successful coupling of the Penning-trap mass spectrometry setup TRIGA-TRAP to the research reactor TRIGA Mainz. This offers the possibility to perform direct high-precision mass measurements of short-lived nuclei produced in neutron-induced fission of a 235U target located near the reactor core. An aerosol-based gas-jet system is used for efficient transport of short-lived neutron-rich nuclei from the target chamber to a surface ion source. In conjunction with new ion optics and extended beam monitoring capabilities, the experimental setup has been fully commissioned. The design of the surface ion source, efficiency studies and first results are presented.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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