On the way to a world-competitive fission fragment facility at SARAF

19 Jul 2019, 11:00
Ball Room (McGill University)

Ball Room

McGill University

Thomson House 3650 McTavish Montreal, Quebec, H3A 1Y2 Canada


Israel Mardor (Soreq Nuclear Research Center)


Combining an Ion Catcher, which is based on the cryogenic stopping cell that is being designed for the Low Energy Branch at the Super-FRS at FAIR [1], with the high-power accelerator SARAF II, currently under construction at Soreq NRC [2], and a liquid lithium target [3] will enable creating a research facility for neutron-rich exotic isotopes based on high-energy neutrons induced fission. I will outline a conceptual design and possible implementation of the Ion Catcher at SARAF, along with rate estimations, which indicate that such a facility will be potent in a world competitive manner, with neutron-rich isotope production rates higher than much larger future facilities such as FRIB.

[1] T. Dickel et al., “Conceptional design of a novel next-generation cryogenic stopping cell for the Low-Energy Branch of the Super-FRS”, Nucl. Instr. and Meth. B 376 216-220 (2016)
[2] I. Mardor et al., “The Soreq Applied Research Accelerator Facility (SARAF): Overview, research programs and future plans”, Eur. Phys. J. A (2018) 54: 91
[3] S. Halfon et al., “Note: Proton irradiation at kilowatt-power and neutron production from a free-surface liquid-lithium target”, Rev. Sci. Inst. 85, 056105 (2014)

email: mardor@tauex.tau.ac.il

Primary authors

Israel Mardor (Soreq Nuclear Research Center) Dr Timo Dickel (JLU Giessen, GSI) Dr Leo Weissman (Soreq Nuclear Research Center)

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