Target for the heaviest element production at RIKEN

D. Kaji, K. Morimoto, A. Yoneda, H. Hasebe, A. Yoshida, H. Haba, S. Goto, H. Kudo, K. Morita

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A new gas-cooled rotating target system was developed for the heaviest element production. A target wheel with a diameter of 30.0 cm could be rotated up to 3000 rpm. A helium gas introduced into the target chamber mounted upstream of a gas-filled recoil separator, which enables an effective gas cooling of the target. The development has led to the successful production of heavy nuclides via cold fusion reactions of 208Pb(64Ni,n)271Ds, 209Bi(64Ni,n)272Rg, 208Pb(70Zn,n)277112, and 209Bi(70Zn,n)278113.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)198-203
Number of pages6
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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