Author: Catherall, R.
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WEC02 Status of the HIE-ISOLDE Project at CERN 175
  • Y. Kadi, A.P. Bernardes, Y. Blumenfeld, E. Bravin, S. Calatroni, R. Catherall, M.A. Fraser, B. Goddard, D. Parchet, E. Siesling, G. Vandoni, W. Venturini Delsolaro, D. Voulot, L.R. Williams
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  The HIE-ISOLDE project represents a major upgrade of the ISOLDE facility with a mandate to significantly improve the quality and increase the intensity and energy of radioactive nuclear beams produced at CERN. The project will expand the experimental nuclear physics programme at ISOLDE by focusing on an upgrade of the existing REX linac with a 40 MV superconducting linac comprising thirty-two niobium-on-copper sputter-coated quarter-wave resonators housed in six cryomodules. The new linac will raise the energy of post-accelerated beams from 3 MeV/u to over 10 MeV/u. The upgrade will be staged to first deliver beam energies of 5.5 MeV/u using two high-β cryomodules placed downstream of REX, before the energy variable section of the existing linac is replaced with two low-β cryomodules and two additional high-β cryomodules are installed to attain over 10 MeV/u with full energy variability from as low as 0.45 MeV/u. An overview of the project including a status summary of the different R&D activities and the schedule will be given here.  
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