Gas catchers are widely used to thermalize nuclear reaction products and subsequently extract them for precision measurements. However, impurities in the inert stopping gas can chemically react with the ions and thus influence the extraction efficiency. So far, chemical reactions in the gas-catcher have not been investigated in detail. Therefore, we are currently building a new setup to develop Chemical Isobaric SEparation (CISE) with the aim to understand the chemistry inside the gas-catcher and to explore its potential as a new technique for separation of isobars. In this paper, we give a short description of the setup together with the ion transportation studies performed via ion-optics simulations.
|Tijdschrift||Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research Section B-Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms|
|Status||Published - 15-jan-2020|