The UNISOR integrated target-ion source

R. L. Mlekodaj*, E. H. Spejewski, H. K. Carter, A. G. Schmidt

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The UNISOR isotope separator has been operating in an on-line mode using a modified Nielsen oscillating-electron ion source and the heavy-ion beams from the Oak Ridge isochronous cyclotron. Isotopically pure sources of short-lived radio-isotopes are produced for a wide variety of spectroscopic investigations. The on-line operation has become routine for many target-product combinations and the development of other combinations is continuing. Successfully used targets include Ni, Nb, Mo, Rh, Pd, Ta, W, Re and Pr. Many other targets are believed possible with present techniques. Products that have been separated with good efficiency include Kr, Br, I, Xe, Hg, Tl, Pb and Bi. Many other products are expected to run well also.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)299-303
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods
Issue numberC
StatePublished - 1976

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