More than three decades of ISOLDE physics

  title={More than three decades of ISOLDE physics},
  author={Bj{\"o}rn Jonson and Achim Richter},
  journal={Hyperfine Interactions},
The ISOLDE on-line isotope separator started its operation in an external beam from the CERN SC in 1967. Since then there has been a steady development of its technical performance and its physics programme so that ISOLDE today is a major facility at CERN. 

Experimental Setup at ISOLDE

Radioactive ion beams of over 70 elements, and 1,000 different isotopes, are produced at the Isotope Separator On-Line DEvice (ISOLDE) facility at CERN (Geneva, Switzerland) from the reactions of

ISOLDE past, present and future

The idea of production of short-lived radioisotopes with the on-line technique has it roots in the early 1950s. In 1964 this became a reality when CERN approved an experiment at the 600 MeV proton

Improving the selectivity of the ISOLDE resonance ionization laser ion source and in-source laser spetroscopy of Polonium.

Exotic atomic nuclei far away from stability are fascinating objects to be studied in many scientific fields such as atomic-, nuclear-, and astrophysics. Since these are often short-lived isotopes,

Coulomb excitation of doubly-magic 132Sn at HIE-ISOLDE and development of escape-suppression shields for the MINIBALL spectrometer

Collective properties of the exotic doubly-magic nucleus 132Sn, in particular the first excited 2^+ and 3^- states, were investigated via safe Coulomb excitation. The experiment was performed in

Laser assisted decay spectroscopy at the CRIS beam line at ISOLDE

A new collinear resonant ionization spectroscopy (CRIS) beam line has recently been installed at ISOLDE, CERN utilising lasers to combine collinear laser spectroscopy and resonant ionization

Neutron detection with the Miniball germanium array

In experiment IS430 at Rex-Isolde, Cern, transfer reactions of neutron-rich beryllium isotopes on deuterated targets were studied with the segmented germanium detector array Miniball, detecting

MECRIS: A compact ECRIS for ionization of noble gas radioisotopes at ISOLDE

A very compact Electron Cyclotron Resonance Ion Source (ECRIS) for singly charged radioactive gases has been developed at ISOLDE/CERN. The radioisotopes are produced by fission, spallation, and



The beta-decay half-life of48130Cd82 and its importance for astrophysicalr-process scenarios

The ß-decay half-life of130Cd has been measured and its importance as N=82 ‘waiting-point’ nucleus for astrophysical rapid neutron capture (r−) process scenarios is discussed.

Decay of a T/sub z/ = - 2 nucleus: Argon-32

..beta..-delayed protons have been observed from /sup 32/Ar (t/sub 1/2/ approx. 75 msec), the most neutron-deficient nucleus whose radioactive decay has ever been recorded. From the proton spectrum,

Optical laser spectroscopy and hyperfine structure investigation of the 102S, 112S, 82D, and 92D excited levels in francium

The authors present an extension to low-lying states of francium (10s, 11s, 8d, 9d) of a previously published high-resolution experiment performed on the ns and nd Rydberg levels. These four levels