Facility for Rare Isotope Beams Status and Capabilities


B. Sherrill


Facility for Rare Isotope Beams

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA


The talk will present the status and the baseline design for the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, FRIB.  FRIB will be based on a high power, superconducting linear accelerator that can deliver more than 400 kW of all elements with an energy of at least 200 MeV/u.  Rare isotopes will be produced in a rotating graphite target and separated in-flight by a newly designed fragment separation system.  Experimental capabilities will include high-energy experiments, stopped beams for trapping or laser spectroscopy, and reaccelerated beams.  Currently, superconducting cavities for reaccelerated beam energies of 6-9 MeV/u are funded.  Space is provided and the goal is to increase this to 15 MeV/u by the time FRIB is complete.  The project is nearly ready to begin civil construction and is being managed for completion in 2019.  Ion stopping and reacceleration will be explored and refined at the operational NSCL between now and when FRIB is complete.  A review of the facility capabilities and projected beams will be presented.