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MOC04 Commissioning Experience with CARIBU ion, ion-source, plasma, ECR 45
  • R.C. Vondrasek, S.I. Baker, P. Bertone, S. Caldwell, J.A. Clark, C.N. Davids, D. Lascar, A. Levand, K. Lister, R.C. Pardo, D. Peterson, D.R. Phillips, G. Savard, J.V. Schelt, M.G. Sternberg, T. Sun, B. Zabransky
    ANL, Argonne, USA
  The Californium Rare Ion Breeder Upgrade (CARIBU) of the ATLAS superconducting linac facility aims at providing low-energy and reaccelerated neutron-rich radioactive beams to address key nuclear physics and astrophysics questions. These beams are obtained from fission fragments of a Cf-252 source, thermalized and collected into a low-energy particle beam by a helium gas catcher, mass analyzed by an isobar separator, and charge bred with an ECR ion source to higher charge states for acceleration in ATLAS. Low-energy mass separated radioactive beams have been extracted, charge bred with a 10% efficiency, reaccelerated to 6 MeV/u, and delivered to GAMMASPHERE for beta decay studies. In addition, the Canadian Penning Trap (CPT) mass spectrometer has been relocated to the CARIBU low-energy beam line. Mass measurements on over 42 neutron rich nuclei have already been performed and additional measurements are underway. In addition, a new tape station for beta decay studies has just been commissioned. In this talk I will describe the current status of the overall CARIBU system and the plans for bringing the system into full operation and use in research with accelerated beams.  
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PO17 Simulation of Electron and Ion Dynamics in an EBIS ion, electron, simulation, space-charge 97
  • L. Zhao, E.G. Evstati, J.S. Kim
    Far-Tech, Inc., San Diego, California, USA
  • E.N. Beebe, A.I. Pikin
    BNL, Upton, Long Island, New York, USA
  Funding: Grant supported by DOE office of Nuclear Physics
To model the dynamics of the ions in an Electron Beam Ion Source (EBIS), a time-dependent, self-consist particle-in-cell Monte Carlo code (EBIS-PIC) has been developed by FAR-TECH, Inc. The energetic background electron beam is modeled by PBGUNS ( by dividing the long beam path into several segments to resolve the big length-to-radius spatial scaling problem. The injected primary ions and ionized neutral gas ions are tracked using Monte Carlo method which includes the ionization, charge-exchange and Coulomb collisions with the electron beam and the neutral gas in the potential well, which is calculated by solving the Poisson equation each time step. EBIS-PIC has been able to predict the spatial and velocity space distributions and the evolution of the charge state distribution (CSD) of trapped ions in EBIS devices operating in fast or slow trapping mode. The physical model of EBIS-PIC code and the simulations of the trapping and charge-breeding of injected Cs+1 ions on the Test EBIS* at BNL will be presented. The simulation results have shown good consistency with the experiments.
* S. Kondrashev, J.G. Alessi, E.N.Beebe, C. Dickerson, P.N.Ostroumov, A. Pikin, G. Savard, NIMPR. A, 642 (2011), 18-24.