The ISAC (Isotope Separator and Accelerator) on-line facility at TRIUMF provides access to short-lived radioactive isotopes for studies of Fundamental Symmetries, Nuclear Astrophysics, and Nuclear Structure. ISAC produces the isotopes via proton induced reactions of a thick target. The isotopes are extracted, separated, and delivered to the experiments, or further accelerated in ISAC I up to ~ 2 MeV/u, and in ISAC II up to 18 MeV/u. One of the experiments using non-accelerated beams is TITAN (Triumf's Ion Trap for Atomic and Nuclear science). The TITAN ion trap system is capable of performing mass measurements of very short-lived isotopes, such as 11Li, and most recently made first experiments on highly-charged radioactive isotopes, such as 74Rb. Moreover, the system is used to determine precision branching ratios for 2ν2β emitters, which can be used to test the theoretical framework of 0ν2β decay. The talk will give an overview of the science program, planned and current upgrades to the facility, and recent results.
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