Radioactive ion beam transportation for the fundamental symmetry study with laser-trapped atoms

Hiroshi Arikawa, S. Ando, T. Aoki, S. Ezure, K. Harada, T. Hayamizu, T. Inoue, T. Ishikawa, M. Itoh, H. Kawamura, K. Kato, T. Kato, A. Uchiyama, T. Aoki, T. Furukawa, A. Hatakeyama, K. Hatanaka, K. Imai, T. Murakami, H. S. NatarajT. Sato, Y. Shimizu, T. Wakasa, H. P. Yoshida, Y. Sakemi

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The search for the violation of the fundamental symmetry in a radioactive atom is the promising candidate for precision tests of the standard model and its possible extensions. The subtle signal arising from the symmetry violation is enhanced in heavy atoms, such as a francium (Fr). To realize high precision measurements, a large amount of radioactive isotopes is required. The Fr is produced via a nuclear fusion reaction using a melted gold target with a 18O primary beam at Cyclotron and Radioisotope Center, Tohoku University. The maximum extraction efficiency of the Fr ion was achieved at approximately 35%. The beam line consists of an electrostatic deflector, three electrostatic quadrupole triplets to the measurement area at 10 m away from the reaction point, and several beam diagnosis systems. We optimized parameters of the beam line.

Original languageEnglish
Article number02A732
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation


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