Author: Stoehlker, T.     [Stöhlker, T.]
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THB05 The HITRAP Decelerator and Beam Instrumentation 217
  • F. Herfurth, Z. Andjelkovic, W.A. Barth, K. Brantjes, G. Clemente, L.A. Dahl, S. Fedotova, P. Gerhard, M. Kaiser, O.K. Kester, H.J. Kluge, C. Kozhuharov, M.T. Maier, D. Neidherr, W. Quint, A. Reiter, T. Stöhlker, G. Vorobjev, S.G. Yaramyshev
    GSI, Darmstadt, Germany
  • U. Ratzinger, A. Schempp
    IAP, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  A linear decelerator is being commissioned for heavy, highly-charged ions (HCI) at GSI in Darmstadt/Germany. HCI with only one or few electrons are interesting systems for many different experiments as for instance precision tests of the theory of quantum electrodynamics (QED). In order to transform heavy HCI produced at 400 MeV/u to stored and cooled HCI at low energy the linear decelerator facility HITRAP has been setup behind the experimental storage ring (ESR). The ions are decelerated in the ESR from 400 to 4 MeV/u, cooled and extracted. The ions are then matched to an IH-structure using a double drift buncher, decelerated from 4 to 0.5 MeV/u in the IH, and then down to 6 keV/u in a 4-rod RFQ. To detect and analyze the weak and sparse ion bunches a new type of energy analyzing detector has been developed along with improvements to other “standard” beam instrumentation. One million highly charged ions have been decelerated with the IH from 400 MeV/u to about 0.5 MeV/u per cycle. The RFQ has shown in off-line tests to decelerate ions, however, the measured acceptance does not fit the ion beam from the IH. This requires a refined design, which is underway.  
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