Heavy Ion Guide


Heavy Ion Guide

RF Funnel

Our present plans for a heavy-ion guide system are based on developments at Argonne National Laboratory. For the heavy-ion guide, pre-selection of ions will be done using a superconducting solenoid similar to that being used now in the BigSol spectrometer.

After extraction from the gas cell 1+ ions will be delivered to the charge breeding ECR source where they will be stripped to a high charge state and then the highly charged ions will be injected into and accelerated by the K500 cyclotron. Starting from the original production of radioactive species and after, including collection, extraction and transport to the injection point, we need to control the efficiencies of each stage.