RIBF Nuclear Physics Seminar

Experiments with thermalized RIB at the FRS

by Dr Timo Dickel (ustus Liebig University / GSI Helmholtz center for heavy ion research)

Nishina Hall

Nishina Hall


=Date and Place=

Mar.29th(Fri.) 15:30~ at Nishina Hall



Dr.Timo Dickel

(Justus Liebig University / GSI Helmholtz center for heavy ion research)



Experiments with thermalized RIB at the FRS



At the FRS Ion Catcher at GSI/FAIR, projectile and fission fragments are produced at relativistic energies at the FRS, separated in-flight, range-focused, slowed-down and thermalized in a cryogenic stopping cell and transmitted to a multiple-reflection time-of-flight mass spectrometer (MR-TOF-MS). The MR-TOF-MS can perform direct mass measurements of exotic nuclei, to provide an isobarically and isomerically clean beam for further experiments, and as a versatile diagnostics device to monitor the production, separation and manipulation of exotic nuclei.
More than 30 short-lived ground state masses have been measured with high mass accuracies (down to 6E-8). The excitation energies of isomers and isomeric ratios were determined using mass spectrometry, and, for the first time, an isomeric beam was prepared using an MR-TOF-MS. The unique combination of performance parameters make the MR-TOF-MS the system of choice for measuring the masses of very exotic nuclei and for the search for new long-lived isomeric states. The stopping cell can also be used as an ion trap and together with the MR-TOF-MS allows to measure simultaneously masses, half-lives, decay branching ratios and isomer excitation energies. All this is the basis for a broad scientific program in FAIR phase-0, including measurements of masses for the 3rd peak of the r-process and N=Z nuclei below 100Sn, beta-delayed neutron emission probabilities and multi-nucleon transfer reactions.
The next generation stopping cell for the low-energy branch of the Super-FRS will be presented as well.