Applications of a 6.5T Superconducting Solenoidal Separator
Department of Nuclear Physics, RSPE, Australian National University, ACT 0200, Australia
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b Current address: Department of Electronic Materials Engineering, RSPE, ANU, ACT 0200, Australia
c Current address: Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, Lucas Heights, NSW 2232, Australia
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A 6.5 Tesla superconducting gas-filled solenoid (SOLITAIRE) has been developed at the Heavy Ion Accelerator Facility at the ANU as a reaction product separator. Key features of the device allowing its application for precise measurement of heavy ion fusion cross sections are described. The physical separation of beam particles and the high efficiency (~80%) transport of heavy ion fusion products open up applications in nuclear structure physics, and in materials science. Finally, the developments to allow its application to providing beams of light radioactive isotopes (SOLEROO) are described.
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