Development of New Target Stations for the South African Isotope Facility
- The Accelerator Centre for Exotic Isotopes (ACE Isotopes) will be a dedicated facility for radioisotope production. A commercial high-current 70 MeV H cyclotron for this purpose will free the SSC and allow an increase in beam time for nuclear physics and related research. Recently, the South African Government approved the ACE Isotopes project and made available the first funding to finance the cyclotron.
- The Accelerator Centre for Exotic Beams (ACE Beams) will be a radioactive ion beam (RIB) facility for nuclear physics research. The SSC will be used as a driver for an isotope separation on-line (ISOL) facility. A 66 MeV proton beam of up to 50 A will be delivered by the SSC for producing radioactive beams from a target ion source. Phase 1 of this project will be a low-energy radioactive ion beam (LERIB) project without post acceleration. Phase 2 will be the post acceleration of the radioactive beams with a linear accelerator to energies between 4 and 5 MeV per nucleon. Some of the funding has already been secured for the development of LERIB and work on that project is in progress.
2. Materials and Methods
2.1. Existing Facilities
2.2. ACE Isotopes
2.3. New Target Stations
3. Results and Conclusion
Conflicts of Interest
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Steyn, G.F.; Anthony, L.S.; Azaiez, F.; Baard, S.; Bark, R.A.; Barnard, A.H.; Beukes, P.; Broodryk, J.I.; Conradie, J.L.; Cornell, J.C.; De Villiers, J.G.; Dolley, S.G.; Du Plessis, H.; Duckitt, W.D.; Fourie, D.T.; Hogan, M.E.; Kohler, I.H.; Lawrie, J.J.; Lussi, C.; Mira, J.P.; Mjali, K.V.; Mostert, H.W.; Naidoo, C.; Nemulodi, F.; Saal, D.; Stodart, N.P.; Thomae, R.W.; Van Niekerk, J.; Van Schalkwyk, P.A. Development of New Target Stations for the South African Isotope Facility. Instruments 2018, 2, 29. https://doi.org/10.3390/instruments2040029
Steyn GF, Anthony LS, Azaiez F, Baard S, Bark RA, Barnard AH, Beukes P, Broodryk JI, Conradie JL, Cornell JC, De Villiers JG, Dolley SG, Du Plessis H, Duckitt WD, Fourie DT, Hogan ME, Kohler IH, Lawrie JJ, Lussi C, Mira JP, Mjali KV, Mostert HW, Naidoo C, Nemulodi F, Saal D, Stodart NP, Thomae RW, Van Niekerk J, Van Schalkwyk PA. Development of New Target Stations for the South African Isotope Facility. Instruments. 2018; 2(4):29. https://doi.org/10.3390/instruments2040029Chicago/Turabian Style
Steyn, Gideon F., Lyndon S. Anthony, Faiçal Azaiez, Shadley Baard, Robert A. Bark, A. Hugo Barnard, Philip Beukes, Johan I. Broodryk, J. Lowry Conradie, John C. Cornell, J. Garrett De Villiers, Stuart G. Dolley, Herman Du Plessis, William D. Duckitt, Dirk T. Fourie, Mike E. Hogan, Ivan H. Kohler, Jacobus J. Lawrie, Chris Lussi, Joele P. Mira, K. Vuyo Mjali, Hendrik W. Mostert, Clive Naidoo, Fhumulani Nemulodi, David Saal, Nieldane P. Stodart, Reiner W. Thomae, Johan Van Niekerk, and Pieter A. Van Schalkwyk. 2018. "Development of New Target Stations for the South African Isotope Facility" Instruments 2, no. 4: 29. https://doi.org/10.3390/instruments2040029