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INTDS Conference 2018

US/Eastern
Facility for Rare Isotope Beams

Facility for Rare Isotope Beams

640 South Shaw Lane, East Lansing, MI 48824
Support
• Monday, 8 October
• 8:00 AM 8:50 AM
Registration
• 8:50 AM 9:00 AM
Announcement
• 9:00 AM 9:30 AM
Welcome to INTDS 2018 1200 Lecture Hall

1200 Lecture Hall

Facility for Rare Isotope Beams

640 South Shaw Lane, East Lansing, MI 48824
• 9:00 AM
Welcome to INTDS 20m
• 9:30 AM 9:40 AM
INTDS Welcome 1200 Lecture Hall

1200 Lecture Hall

Facility for Rare Isotope Beams

640 South Shaw Lane, East Lansing, MI 48824
• 9:40 AM 10:40 AM
Session 1- Beam Charge Strippers (foil, liquid, gas, plasma) 1200 Lecture Hall

1200 Lecture Hall

Facility for Rare Isotope Beams

640 South Shaw Lane, East Lansing, MI 48824
• 9:40 AM
Construction Status of the FRIB Lithium Charge Stripper 40m
The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) at Michigan State University is building a heavy ion linac to produce rare isotopes by the fragmentation method. The linac will accelerate ions up to U to energies above 200 MeV/u with beam powers up to 400 kW. At energies between 16 and 20 MeV/u the ions will be stripped to higher charge states to increase the energy gain downstream in the linac. The main challenges in the stripper design are due to the high power deposited by the ions in the stripping media (~ 30 MW/cm3) and radiation damage if solids are used. For that reason self-recovering stripper media must be used. The FRIB baseline choice is a high-velocity (~ 50 m/s) thin film (~ 10 μm) of liquid lithium [1]. On the basis of the collaboration work with Argonne National Laboratory, the construction of the lithium stripper module was initiated at FRIB. Main and unique features of the system that have been added since the development at ANL are a spiral DC electromagnetic pump enabling continuous circulation of liquid lithium, and a double containment system to prevent/mitigate lithium-related hazards. The pump was originally designed at ANL, but modified by FRIB for the lithium application. It is equipped with Sm-Co permanent magnets and supplied with a DC current of several hundred amps. The Lorenz force created by the interaction between electric and magnetic fields along the long spiral tube generates a high discharge pressure. Pump performance test results confirmed that our pump can create a desired flow of ~ 10 cc/s at ~ 1.4 MPa. Regarding the hazard controls associated with the use of liquid lithium, lithium-air reaction and resulting lithium fire were our concerns. To prevent and mitigate this hazard, we employed a double containment system: the primary lithium loop is completely enclosed by the secondary containment vessel filled with inert argon gas. Because of this unique configuration, any lithium leaks from the primary loop will not be considered fire hazards and such leaks will be detected by various leak detection mechanisms. This assures no lithium fire takes place in case that lithium leaks out of the primary loop. So far the module has been assembled, and the primary lithium loop has been loaded and charged with all the necessary amount of lithium (~ 5 liters). After all of those works, the lithium was melted with heaters and successfully circulated with the electromagnetic pump. [1] Thin-film liquid-lithium stripper for the RIA driver linac. DOE RIA R&D proposal (2003). *This work is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science under Cooperative Agreement DE-SC0000661
Speaker: Dr Takuji Kanemura (Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, Michigan State University)
• 10:20 AM
Investigation of Charge Strippers for High Intensity Uranium Ions 20m
Recently, simulation studies for U beam acceleration at J-PARC has been in progress aiming to provide the world's highest intensity U beam [1, 2]. A planned new booster synchrotron would realize multi charge acceleration applying a charge stripping injection technique. Charge stripping section is installed at the booster injection and U beams are injected and stripped simultaneously enhancing their charge states from U30+-U35+ to around U60+ [3]. The U charge states are distributed after the charge stripper according to the charge distribution determined by the stripper material and the ion velocity. The distribution width is very important and should be as narrow as possible because the beams with the charge states beyond the acceptance lead to beam loss in the booster during acceleration. In general, distribution widths would be narrower in carbon foil (solid) than in gases [4], however, we are afraid that foil strippers could withstand heat load by the high intensity beam irradiation. In this study, we investigate the possibility to deal with heat deposition by the high intensity U beam in the cases of applying flowing liquid as well as solid foil strippers. References [1] P.K. Saha, H. Harada, M. Kinsho, M. Yamamoto, and H. Sako, "First Simulation Results of Heavy-Ion Acceleration in the RCS of J-PARC", Proceedings of HIAT'15, (2015), TUM2CO2, pp. 127-129. [2] H. Harada et al., to be published. [3] H. Kuboki et al., "Investigation of Charge Stripping Scheme for Uranium Ions at 1--20 MeV/nucleon", AIP Conference Proceedings 1962, (2018) 030006. [4] H. Kuboki et al., "Charge-state distribution of 238U in nitrogen gas and carbon foil at 14 and 15 MeV/nucleon", Phys. Rev. Accel. Beams 14, (2011) 053502.
Speaker: Dr Hironori Kuboki (J-PARC Center, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK))
• 10:40 AM 11:10 AM
Coffee Break 30m
• 11:10 AM 12:10 PM
Session 1- Beam Charge Strippers (foil, liquid, gas, plasma) 1200 Lecture Hall

1200 Lecture Hall

Facility for Rare Isotope Beams

640 South Shaw Lane, East Lansing, MI 48824
• 11:10 AM
Progress Status of Fabrication of Stripper Foils for 3 GeV RCS of J-PARC in Tokai-site 20m
In the 3-GeV Rapid Cycling Synchrotron (RCS) of the Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex (J-PARC), we adopted thick Hybrid type Boron-doped Carbon (HBC) stripper foil for the multi-turn H- charge-exchange injection. The HBC stripper foil developed at KEK has been successfully demonstrated to improve the foil lifetime significantly. Early manufacturing process of the stripper foil in the J-PARC had been carried out in following two steps: foil fabrication in KEK Tsukuba-site and foil preparation in JAEA Tokai-site. However, to proceed with the foil manufacturing in a same place efficiently, the carbon discharge arc-evaporation system for HBC stripper foil was removed from the Tsukuba-site and relocated in the Tokai-site.
Speaker: Dr Masahiro Yoshimoto (Japan Atomic Energy Agency / J-PARC center)
• 11:30 AM
Measurement of Radio-activation and Evaluation of Activated Nuclides due to Secondary Particles Produced in Stripper Foil in J-PARC RCS. 20m
Multi-turn charge-exchange beam injection is key technique to achieve the high intensity proton beam accelerators. In the J-PARC RCS, 400MeV H- beams from the LINAC are injected to the stripper foils so that the most of beams are converted to protons. The stripper foil is irradiated not only by the injected H- beams but also by the circulating protons. The high energy and intense beam irradiation into the foil generates secondary neutrons and protons via nuclear reactions. These secondary particles cause high residual activation around the stripper foil. Therefore, an activation analysis method using sample pieces is considered to identify the species of the secondary particles, their energies and emission angles. In the presentation, we report the result of the evaluation of this activation analysis with PHITS codes.
Speaker: Dr Masahiro Yoshimoto (Japan Atomic Energy Agency / J-PARC center)
• 11:50 AM
Measurements with the Stripping Foil Test Stand in the Linac4 Transfer Line 20m
In 2020, after the CERN accelerators complex Long Shutdown 2 (LS2), a novel Linac4 (L4)-to-PS Booster (PSB) charge-exchange injection system will allow to transform the L4 160 MeV H− beam into H+ which will be injected into the four PSB superposed rings. For this, a 200 µg/cm2 carbon stripping foil will convert negative hydrogen ions (H−) into protons by stripping off the electrons. L4 is now performing operational reliability runs, which include a stripping foil test stand installed in the L4 transfer line. These tests will permit to gain experience on the fragile foils, test different foil materials and thicknesses, measure the efficiency and lifetime of the foils, and evaluate the foil changing mechanism as well as the interlocking functions. This paper briefly describes the stripping foil test stand setup, before reporting on the obtained important test results.
Speaker: Mr Wilhelmus Weterings (CERN)
• 12:10 PM 12:30 PM
Buffer
• 12:30 PM 1:30 PM
Lunch Break 1h
• 1:30 PM 3:10 PM
Session 1-Beam Charge Stripper (foil, liquid, gas, plasma) 1200 Lecture Hall

1200 Lecture Hall

Facility for Rare Isotope Beams

640 South Shaw Lane, East Lansing, MI 48824
• 1:30 PM
Graphene Stripper Foils for Nuclear Physics Research and Medical Isotope Cyclotrons 20m
Applied Nanotech, Inc., (ANI) offers free-standing graphene foils for electron stripping of charged beams in heavy ion accelerators. The foils are produced by pressure filtration of a reduced graphene oxide aqueous dispersion (Ref. 1). ANI offers graphene films with diameters up to 25 cm (13 cm diameter typical) and area densities of 0.1 to 3.0 mg/cm^2 are standard. Higher mass density foils are available on custom orders. Foils with an area density of approximately 0.4 mg/cm^2 have demonstrated lifetimes under proton beam bombardment that were significantly longer than those typically observed with amorphous carbon foils. Although the typical configuration is a stationary foil, these graphene foils can be easily handled and mounted on a mandrel for rotation at high angular frequencies. Rotating the foil during beam irradiation effectively distributes the area of thermal loading from the beam and improves radiative cooling of the foil, resulting in improved handling of high power loads. These same graphene foils were also tested under 11 MeV negative hydrogen ion beams in various Siemens Eclipse cyclotrons that are used in production of the fluorine-18 isotope in the 18-O (p, n) => 18-F reaction for the radiopharmaceuticals industry (Ref. 2). The foils of the same area density have demonstrated the lifetime over 18,000 μA·h at a typical beam current of 70 to 100 μA. The high thermal conductivity of graphene helps mitigate thermally induced damage to the foils. These foils also serve as a basis for fabricating unique isotope targets. 1. I. Pavlovsky, R.L. Fink. Graphene stripper foils. J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B 30, 03D106 (2012) 2. S. Korenev, et al., Characterization of Graphene Stripper Foils in 11-MEV Cyclotrons, Physics Procedia 90 ( 2017 ) 369 – 373
Speaker: Dr Richard Fink (Applied Nanotech Inc.)
• 2:10 PM
Development of High-density Highly Oriented Graphite Stripper 20m
In 2014, we found that high-density highly oriented Multilayer Graphene (MG) sheets provided by Kaneka Corporation [1] can be applied as stripper disks for heavy ion acceleration at RIKEN RIBF. These MG sheets are prepared from heat treated polyimide films at temperature up to 3000 °C. They have been used for uranium and various heavy ion beam operations since 2015 [2], nevertheless, no significant damage caused by beam irradiation has been found for the moment. Kaneka tried to fabricate thinner MG sheets with thickness of 1-10 μm and thinner sheets began to be available as a result of their research and development. We tested and evaluated these thinner MG sheets as stripper foils at RIBF. We have clarified, as a result of the SEM and EPMA analysis, the reasons why the MG sheets have high quality and long life times, and also found the difference in characteristic with carbon foils fabricated by an evaporation technique. The results will be represented. References [1] A. Tatami et al., AIP Conference Proceedings 1962, 030005 (2018). [2] H. Hasebe et al., AIP Conference Proceedings 1962, 030004 (2018).
Speaker: Mr Hiroo Hasebe (RIKEN)
• 2:30 PM
Meeting the Needs of a Growing Stripper Foil Community with a Dedicated User Forum 20m
2018 User Forum INTDS Abstract 8.29.18cs Meeting the Needs of a Growing Stripper Foil Community with a Dedicated User Forum. Constance G. Stoner, John O. Stoner, Jr. ACF-Metals, PMB 231, 2954 N. Campbell Avenue, Tucson, AZ, U.S.A. 85719-2954 The Arizona Carbon Foil Co., Inc. (ACF-Metals) has been providing carbon foils to the international accelerator and cyclotron community for almost 50 years. One major component, included with the actual product, has been the personal attention, the one-on-one consultation time, that users have with our in-house Physicist and Target Specialists. The opportunity to discuss experiments, trouble shoot, and get meaningful feedback has been a viable component to the whole ACF-Metals offering. Now, as the community is experiencing greater demands and growth in a variety of fields that use carbon foils, ACF-Metals.com has developed a User Forum to meet many of those needs. Users from all over the world can ask questions specific to their equipment, application, and production involving extractor foils. The opportunity to share important techniques with other users at all levels of experience, creating a gateway between the product, the users, and experts in their respective fields. This talk will include actual questions from users and responses, a demonstration of the forum site, and a similar alternate source for users. We invite discussion on goal setting for the target making community in reaching out to foster the target makers and users, including possible topics and revisions to the forum to maximize its effectiveness.
Speaker: Ms Constance Stoner (Arizona Carbon Foil Co., Inc. ACF-Metals)
• 2:50 PM
The Irradiation Study of Multilayer Carbon Stripper Foils by Ar Beam 20m
Irradiation performance of multilayer HBC foils which layers are more than 20 were observed for the first time, and different types of carbon stripper foils were irradiated under a series of irradiation conditions (intensities, fluences) systematically. 8 types of carbon stripper foils were irradiated by Ar beam under different intensities and fluences. 100 layers HBC foil performed best among all the tested foils upon irradiation, which is believed to be due to their structural stability. Multilayer foils performed generally better than the monolayer ones. The existence of boron layer helped to increase the resistance of the foils to irradiation damage, elongating their lifetimes. The swelling of the irradiated DLC type 1 foil and 100 layers HBC foil are measured by alpha particle test. The 100 layers HBC foils is relatively stable in size upon irradiation, while the swelling as well as degree of inhomogeneity of DLC foils decrease with the increasing of fluence at 1.4 μAe intensity, providing the evidence to the structural stability of 100 layers HBC foils.
Speaker: Wen Jiang (Purdue Univeristy)
• 3:10 PM 3:40 PM
Coffee Break 30m
• 3:40 PM 5:20 PM
Session 2-Target Characterization 1200 Lecture Hall

1200 Lecture Hall

Facility for Rare Isotope Beams

640 South Shaw Lane, East Lansing, MI 48824
• 3:40 PM
Methods of Targets’ Characterization 40m
The characterization of targets before, after as well as if possible during irradiation, is essential for the success of experiments in nuclear physics and the accuracy of the results (for example for cross-section measurements). The relevant parameters such as absolute thickness, homogeneity of the layer, variation across the active area, purity of the target have to be determined and controlled as accurately as possible. I propose to report the experimental and commonly used methods characterizing targets, and to review them with an emphasis on their range of validity.
Speaker: Dr Christelle STODEL (Grand Accélérateur National d'Ions Lourds)
• 4:20 PM
Microstructured Targets for Enhanced X-Ray and Particle Emission – Fabrication and Characterization 20m
Intense electromagnetic fields generated by tightly focused, energetic and short laser pulses are amenable to accelerate charged particles across just a few hundred micrometers to MeV energies. Laser driven electron and ion acceleration is a very effective approach to generate high number particle bunches with short duration and excellent emittance, though typically a broad energy spectrum and large divergence. Such compact laser driven accelerators benefit from recent developments of tabletop high intensity laser systems with an increased repetition rate. Currently 10Hz operation is feasible, future systems with 1kHz and more are envisioned. Typical nuclear scattering experiments at traditional accelerator facilities usually work with a single target which can be used for an entire experimental campaign or, e.g. for stripper foils, is only to be exchanged from time to time. In contrast targets for high power laser matter interaction are for single use only. In order to benefit from the increased repetition rate of the driver, it is vital to develop efficient targetry techniques that are amenable to high number production, automated characterization and robotic handling of individual components. Targets are inherently small to prohibit excess waste production and mitigate material cost. Still they can be of complex geometrical shape, e.g. to positively influence the particle beam divergence or enhance the conversion efficiency from laser light into particle and X-Ray emission. This presentation will outline different fabrication and characterization techniques at TUD target laboratory to the audience, specifically exemplified by micro structured silicon targets – also known as “black silicon”. This project has recieved funding from BMBF under the grant 05P15RDFA1
Speaker: Dr Gabriel Schaumann (Technische Universität Darmstadt)
• 4:40 PM
Surface and Thickness Measurement in the Targetlab of GSI 20m
For characterization of targets and foils prepared at the target laboratory as well as for characterization of e.g. degrader or windows of internal customers different analytical devices are available. Besides a lot of standard the target laboratory of GSI holds a 3D-measurement system (MicroProf®) equipped with optical sensors for measuring surface parameter as well as total thickness variations contact-free. In the talk the measuring principle as well as the possibilities and features of the MicroProf®-system are explained and some different applications are shown.
Speaker: Dr Birgit Kindler (GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy-Ion Research)
• Tuesday, 9 October
• 8:00 AM 8:50 AM
Registration/secretary
• 8:50 AM 9:00 AM
Announcement 1200 Lecture Hall

1200 Lecture Hall

Facility for Rare Isotope Beams

640 South Shaw Lane, East Lansing, MI 48824
• 9:00 AM 10:20 AM
Session 3-Thin Films and Foils Preparation Techniques 1200 Lecture Hall

1200 Lecture Hall

Facility for Rare Isotope Beams

640 South Shaw Lane, East Lansing, MI 48824
• 9:00 AM
An Overview of Target Fabrication at LLNL 40m
Targets are critical elements of wide-ranging mission-oriented fusion and basic high energy density science research efforts that use ultra-high power lasers like the one located at the National Ignition Facility (NIF). The Target Fabrication program at Lawrence Livermore National Lab is a core competency where multiple disciplines such as precision and materials integration engineering and high resolution metrology are consolidated to produce diverse target types that range from the simple to complex and exquisite micro-assemblies that operate at deep cryogenic conditions. This presentation will seek to highlight these capabilities and the sustained progress they enable in the study of inertial confinement physics and the challenging quest for ignition. This work was performed under the auspices of the US Department of energy by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory under Contract DE-AC52-07NA27344
Speaker: Suhas Bhandarkar (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
• 9:40 AM
Progress on Fabricaion of Glow Discharge Polymer Shells as ICF targets at CAEP 20m
The glow discharge polymer (GDP) shells are used as the ablators for inertial confinement fusion (ICF) targets. In order to avoid the preheat of DT by high energetic X rays, the shells have to be doped with a small quantity of high Z material. The doped GDP shells are fabricated exclusively by plasma polymerization technology, which is well known today and largely used. But the shells for laser fusion targets have many stringent characteristics. Although this process of coating shells has been done for years, there is still need for the reaearch to prepare GDP shells meeting all the specifications. An investigation of the chemical structure, surface morphology, and doped concentration of GDP shells is described. The experimental results have shown that 1 at% to 5 at% silicon concentration and 1 at% to 3 at% germanium was attained, respectively. Besides, the gas-phase analysis and the characterization of the GDP plasma were obtained by the Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer (QMS) and Langmuir probe during the deposition process. The results have shown that the rf power significantly affected the carbon bonds, microstructures and surface roughness of the GDP shells. By adjusting the rf powers, the structures were modified, and in some case, the surface roughness decreased dramatically.
Speaker: Dr Xiaoshan He (Research Center of Laser Fusion, China Academy of Engineering Physics)
• 10:00 AM
The Study of Fabrication High Z coatings by Magnetron Sputtering for ICF Target 20m
Fusion promises to offer a clean, inexpensive, efficient, and abundant source of energy for future. As we all know, Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) is an alternative way to achieve ignition and utilize fusion energy. In ICF experiment, high-Z materials are needed to improve the implosion and lead to more energy release, or yield, from the target. Among different high-Z materials, as a high-atomic number (high-Z) and refractory material, tungsten has attracted great interest for its potential use in ICF, due to its excellent thermal and electrical properties [1-3]. In this paper we report the development of tungsten coatings to produce high Z shells focusing on production, surface morphology and uniform properties of tungsten shells. Through surface modification and deposition adhesion layer on running pan, the crack problems of the tungsten film on running Pan were solved successfully. By reducing the adhere force between mandrel and Pan, the surface morphology of the tungsten shells was improved. By controlling the sputtering heat effect, we successfully fabricated tungsten shells on PAMS mandrels. The copper atoms with appropriate amounts were found to form a supersaturated solid solution with tungsten, which can serve to refine the grains of these coatings and to smooth their surface. We are able to control the tungsten coating rate and therefore coating thickness. We could routinely produce uniform 5-10μm tungsten coatings both on PAMS mandrels, SiO2 mandrels and GDP mandrels with a Δwall≤0.2μm. Typical surface roughness values for coated shells having a 2μm tungsten coating were 30 to50 RMS, while surface roughness values for coated shells having a 5μm tungsten coating were 80 to 100 RMS. Though drill 20μm diameter hole on tungsten coating (PAMS mandrel ) by ns laser, and annealed at 310℃ in vacuum, we can get hollow tungsten shells without PAMS mandrel successfully. Besides tungsten coating, we also give an introduction and progress for fabrication of all kinds of metal coatings and films by magnetron sputtering in Laser Fusion research center. References： [1] D.G. Czechowicz, J. A. Dorman, J. C. Geronimo and C. J. Chen, Tungsten sputter coating development to produce high /Z shells, Fusion science and technology, 51, 631, 2007. [2] E. H. Stephens, A. Nikroo, D. T. Goodin and R. W. Petzoldt, Optimizing high-Z coatings for inertial fusion energy shells, Fusion science and technology, 43, 346 ,2003. [3] J. L. Huang, Y. S. Liu and K, Du, et.al, Microstructure Evolution of Copper-Doped Tungsten Coatings for Inertial Confinement Fusion Application, Fusion science and technology, 71, 187 ,2017.
Speaker: Dr Yansong LIU (Research Center of Laser Fusion, China Academy of Engineering Physics)
• 10:20 AM 10:50 AM
Coffee Break 30m
• 10:50 AM 12:10 PM
Session 3-Thin Films and Foils Preperation Techniques
• 10:50 AM
A Progress on Nanostructured Array Targets in Nano-plasmas Research 20m
Speaker: Dr Xibo Li (Science and Technology on Plasma Physics Laboratory, Research Center of Laser Fusion, China Academy of Engineering Physics)
• 11:10 AM
Recent Advances in Transcurium Actinide Target Production at Oak Ridge National Laboratory 20m
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has been involved for many years in the production of actinide targets for numerous applications, such as the continued study and discovery of super-heavy elements (SHE). Researchers at the ORNL Radiochemical Engineering Development Center (REDC) are currently producing targets with Cf material enriched in Cf-251. The targets will be irradiated with a Ca-48 beam on the U-400M heavy ion cyclotron at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) in Dubna, Russia. One of the main goals for the experiments is to synthesize new isotopes of the heaviest element known, Oganesson. Enriched Cf-251 material was previously recovered and purified at REDC from decayed Cf-252 sources, electrodeposited onto Ti foil, and irradiated at JINR. These target segments developed a film during irradiation and were returned to ORNL. Analysis of the film showed that it contains a silicon-based material. The mixed Cf material was recovered and purified in preparation for electrodeposition using a non-silicon containing target segment design. Recent results related to the production of the improved target segments will be discussed.
Speaker: Dr Kristian Myhre (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
• 11:30 AM
Target Preparation for Nuclear Chemistry Experiments at Los Alamos National Laboratory 20m
Targets for nuclear chemistry experiments such as neutron-induced capture and fission require thin, uniform, and adherent deposits. Thin metal foils are often used as substrates and electrodeposition has been used to prepare actinide, lanthanide and transition metal deposits on these substrates. However, deposits on thin non-metallic substrates such as carbon foils or plastic films are desired for high-resolution fission-fragment spectroscopy. We have been exploring methods to prepare deposits on these substrates by electrodeposition or vacuum evaporation. We will discuss recent efforts in the preparation and characterization of targets by vacuum evaporation and electrodeposition. LA-UR-18-28293
Speaker: Dr Evelyn Bond (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
• 11:50 AM
Preparing Enriched Stable Isotope Targets at Oak Ridge National Laboratory 20m
Since the 1960s, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Isotope Program, through the Stable Isotope Group at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), has been developing and supplying enriched stable isotope targets for nuclear, medical, academic, and industrial research around the world. This Group maintains the DOE inventory of enriched stable isotopes, provides customer quotations, and dispenses isotopes through the National Isotope Development Center’s Isotope Business Office located at ORNL. Chemical and pyrochemical techniques are used to prepare enriched stable isotopes from this inventory in the desired chemical and physical form. Metallurgical, ceramic, or vacuum processing methods are then used to prepare the isotopes in a wide range of physical forms—from powders, thin films, foils, and coatings to large fabricated shapes—to meet the needs of experimenters. Significant characterization capabilities are also available to assist in the preparation and evaluation of these custom materials. This work is part of the DOE Isotope Program, Office of Nuclear Physics within the DOE Office of Science. A goal of this program is to enable research and development. My goal is to transform any material in our inventory into whatever form is needed to optimize the user's success. This presentation will focus on the custom preparation of enriched stable isotope targets and other research materials.
Speaker: Dr Mike Zach (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
• 12:10 PM 12:30 PM
Buffer
• 12:30 PM 1:30 PM
Lunch Break 1h
• 1:30 PM 3:10 PM
Session 3-Thin Films and Foils Preperation Techniques
• 1:30 PM
Manufacturing and Characterization of Targets in IFIN-HH: Developing an Interdisciplinary Body of Knowledge 40m
The target laboratory in IFIN-HH was developed to respond to the necessity of thin films ranging from tens of nanometers to a few micrometers, which are used for nuclear physics experiments at our 9MV Tandem accelerator. In order to fulfill the specific requirements, our laboratory is endowed with high quality equipment for evaporation-condensation, cold rolling, electron gun and pulsed laser deposition techniques, the latter being outsourced for the moment. The target characteristics define its quality and represent a key element for a successful experiment. Consequently X-ray Diffraction (XRD), Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), and Scanning Electron Microscopy/ Energy Dispersive X-ray (SEM/EDX) analyses are performed in collaboration with specialized departments from our institute. Progress is also foreseen from the nuclear forensics laboratory, which is currently under development in our institute. It will be dedicated to identification and characterization of nuclear materials, but also non-radioactive ones with the same type of equipment integrated in a single spot. Among the complementary methods for characterization this lab shall provide in addition to those already available, we mention the high quality optical microscopy system, which we are looking forward to use starting next year. Detailed and specific information about all the aforementioned techniques is given and finally the plan for our process and performance in the new configuration is presented. It appears the manufacturing process combined with the characterization techniques offer a strong perspective for target development methods.
Speaker: Mrs Andreea Mitu (IFIN-HH)
• 2:10 PM
Preventing Damage to Floating Foils Caused by Rayleigh-Taylor Instabilities 20m
An evaporated metal foil target is often produced on a layer of water- soluble parting agent previously applied to a massive substrate. The foil is then floated onto a water surface by immersing the substrate into a water bath. and is picked up later if the foil survives. During the foil's release, a significant fraction of the dissolved parting agent remains close to the floating foil, as a "heavy" thin layer of solution having higher density than water. This layer of parting agent solution and the lower-density water bath below it form a gravitationally unstable configuration known as a Rayleigh-Taylor instability. If the foil is sufficiently thin, its mass and elastic properties can be ignored, and the motion of the liquids is controlled by only the liquids' properties. This system can spontaneously adjust itself toward stability in several ways, one of which involves rotating a cylindrical liquid cell having a horizontal axis, and its cylindrical surface tangent to the surface. This motion moves part of the heavy layer from the top surface downward. The target maker detects this occurrence by the motions of the foil floating on the top of the bath; if the foil is frail, these motions may result in the crumpling, wrinkling, or tearing of the foil. We have observed such behavior with aluminum foils having thickness of 40 nm on NaCl parting agent, and have successfully implemented methods to prevent such damage.
Speaker: John, Jr. Stoner (ACF-Metals)
• 2:30 PM
The Synthesis of Deuterated Polyethylene Targets 20m
In most of nuclear physics experiments conducted at iThemba LABS, a particle beam from the separated sector cyclotron (SSC) impinged upon a target material, either self-supporting or on a backing. The methods currently used to manufacture these target materials include vacuum evaporation system with various heating sources, one using electrons and the other using resistive heating. Mechanical rolling system is available also for rolling the material to the required thicknesses. In this contribution, the method to synthesise deuterated polyethylene (d4) targets is described. Polyethylene targets were prepared before in other laboratories, for example by dissolving polyethylene resin into hot xylene (Arnison, 1966) or using a hot presser (Kusuhara, 1970). The method used for this contribution was adapted from the one by Arnison (1966), with further heat treatment of substrate as the modification to enhance the strength of the films and easy release from the substrate without the application of the parting agent. Polyethylene targets with various thicknesses were successfully manufactured.
Speaker: Mrs ntombizonke kheswa (iThemba LABS)
• 2:50 PM
Encapsulated Sulfur Targets 20m
A new method was developed to produce enriched Sulfur targets. This was made possible by inserting sulfur in-between two 0.5 mm Mylar foils (C10H8O4). The aim is to ensure that sulfur targets reduces by no more than 50% of the initial thickness within 24 hours under the equivalent of 10 J of integrated energy deposition by a proton beam. There is no loss of enriched material while making the target, as all the material is deposited within the surface area to be exposed to the beam. The targets were frequently swivelled in order to expose each part of the target to the beam and achieved homogeneous irradiation. Thickness of 0.4 mg/cm2 targets were produced decreasing by a factor of two over 8 hour period irradiation using a 3 MeV proton beam of 6 nA intensity (nearly 30 J).
Speaker: Mrs ntombizonke kheswa (iThemba LABS)
• 3:10 PM 3:40 PM
Coffee Break 30m
• 3:40 PM 4:40 PM
Session 3- Thin Films and Foild Preperation and Techniques
• 3:40 PM
Preparation and Characterization of 10B Targets at JRC-Geel 20m
Measurements of neutron-induced cross sections to generate nuclear data are a core activity of the JRC-Directorate G for Nuclear Safety and Security in Geel. Thin 10B layers are of great importance in this activity as they are used to measure the absolute neutron flux in the beam by means of the 10B(n,α)7Li reaction cross-section as standard reference. After a period of reduced activity and in line with a renewed interest for nuclear data, the demand for high quality 10B targets increased. In this paper we describe the design and features of a new e-beam evaporator specifically customized for the preparation of boron targets as replacement of the old dysfunctional equipment. Several 10B targets of varying thicknesses were prepared and characterized as part of the factory acceptance tests and implementation in the JRC-Geel target preparation laboratory. Differential substitution weighing was applied for mass determination and in order to calibrate the thickness monitor. Comparative time of flight measurements relative to 10B and 235U standard targets were conducted in the GELINA accelerator facility at the JRC-Geel site as second methodology for the determination of 10B areal density. The morphology of the layers was assessed by means of Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM). The determination of impurities was realized by means of Energy Dispersive X-ray (EDX). Finally, two boron targets were prepared in the frame of the measurement of the neutron induced fission cross-section of 230Th at the neutron time-of-flight facility in CERN.
Speaker: Mr David Vanleeuw (European Commission JRC-Geel)
• 4:00 PM
Uranium-Targets for Heavy-ion Accelerators 20m
Uranium targets are a very important for the accelerator-based research of nuclear properties. Depending on the reaction to be studied and on the conditions during the experiments different restrictions on the target material have to be met as for example durability, melting temperature, reactivity or compound partners contributing to the reaction. Therefore we are developing processes to produce Uranium targets in the elemental form as well as in different compounds. Here we report on the production and application of targets from metallic Uranium, UF4 and UO2
Speaker: Dr Bettina Lommel (GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung)
• 4:20 PM
Speaker: Dr Roy Copping (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
• Wednesday, 10 October
• 8:00 AM 8:50 AM
Registration/secretary
• 9:00 AM 10:20 AM
Session 4 - Isotopically enriched and radioactive targets
• 9:00 AM
Production and Distribution of Isotopically Enriched and Radioactive Isotopes for Research 40m
The US Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Physics, Isotope Program has a mission to produce and distribute enriched stable and radioactive isotopes for research. Part of this effort is located at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and includes the Enriched Stable Isotope Prototype Plant, Radiochemical Engineering Development Center, High Flux Isotope Reactor, and various other facilities related to production and dispensing of stable and radioisotopes. The ORNL Isotope Program also includes capabilities to fabricate targets and sources including wires, thin films and other custom forms. This talk will provide an overview of ORNL Isotope Program activities including recent developments of electromagnetic and gas centrifuge capabilities for production of enriched stable isotope products. Most recent stable isotope separations have concentrated on 96Ru 100Mo, 98Mo, and 176Yb. Stewardship of the US stockpile of enriched stable isotopes (e.g. 48Ca) continues with the emerging production capacity addressing those isotopes that have become depleted or that are in short supply. ORNL Isotope Program activities related to radioisotope production include reactor-based production of various isotopes, such as 75Se, 252Cf, 133Ba, and 63Ni that are primarily used in industrial applications and medical radioisotopes important in cancer therapy such as 225Ac, 227Ac, 188W, 212Pb, 89Sr, and 223Ra. Other radioisotopes of interest that are produced and/or distributed through the ORNL Isotope Program include 244Pu, 249Bk, 251Cf, 248Cm, and 254Es in support of super-heavy element research and other fundamental scientific research.
Speaker: Dr Daniel Stracener (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
• 9:40 AM
The Argonne Target Library 20m
As part of the proposal to DOE-NP for the Center for Accelerator Target Science (CATS) initiative, one of the objectives was to develop an inventory of existing targets that will serve as a pool available to the community. Targets collections have been recovered from Yale University due to the closing of their Tandem Accelerator Facility. In addition, accumulated targets from target preparation in the Physics Division over several decades have also been assembled with the intent of providing them to whomever would have a use for them. Space has now become available to compile, catalog and house these collections. Thus, the Argonne Target Library has been established and its progress and outlook will be discussed in detail.
Speaker: Mr John Greene (Argonne National Laboratory)
• 10:00 AM
Method Development for Producing Thin 14C Foils 20m
Thin, isotopic 14C foils are of great interest to the nuclear physics community as neutron-rich targets. Historically, these foils have been extremely difficult to prepare and an effort is underway to make them readily available. The stock material of 14C available at Argonne contains a number of oxide impurities (SiO2, MgO, and Al2O3), which affect the composition and stability of the fabricated foil. A simple, robust method was developed (using natC as a surrogate) to purify the 14C material while minimizing loss and potential spread of the material. Thin foils were fabricated using the purified carbon, the unpurified carbon/oxide mix, and purchased high-purity carbon powder. A comparison of the resulting foils and the methodology for purifying the 14C stock at Argonne will be discussed.
Speaker: Dr Matthew Gott (Argonne National Laboratory)
• 10:20 AM 10:50 AM
Coffee Break 30m
• 10:50 AM 11:50 AM
Session 4 - Isotopically enriched and radioactive targets: Session 3 - Isotopically enriched and radioactive targets
• 10:50 AM
Target Preparation for Neutron-induced Cross-section Experiments 20m
Neutron cross-section measurements require samples, called "targets", with specific properties depending on the reaction being studied and the quantities being measured. The target characteristics influence the results of these measurements and can have a strong impact on the total uncertainty in neutron cross-section data, which are important for the nuclear industry and in research. This paper gives an overview of the main techniques applied in the target preparation laboratory at JRC-Geel for production and characterization of targets for neutron-induced cross-section measurements. The use of these targets is demonstrated with a few examples of total and reaction cross-section experiments. In addition, on-going investigations are presented.
Speaker: Mrs Goedele Sibbens (EC JRC-Geel)
• 11:10 AM
Production and Characterization of Rare Isotopes Targets at PSI: Present Status and Future Prospects 20m
This contribution presents the production and the characterization of rare isotopes targets, at the Paul Scherrer Institut, for neutron cross section measurements in energy ranges of interest for nuclear physics and astrophysics. Particular emphasis is given to the chemical characterization of the starting material, which can drastically influence the outcome of the entire cross section measurement. In this respect, a recent example of nuclear cross section measurement failure is presented. The importance of the target characterization, in terms of deposited activities and spatial distributions, for a correct evaluation of cross section measurements, is addressed as well. In this context, two methods developed at PSI, based on alpha spectrometry coupled with the advanced alpha-spectroscopy simulation program, and gamma spectroscopy coupled with a screaming device and radiographic imaging, respectively, is presented.
Speaker: Dr Emilio Andrea Maugeri (Paul Scherrer Institut)
• 11:30 AM
AT3PC: Active Tritium Target TPC. Conceptual design of a novel Time Projection Chamber detector for reactions using tritium 20m
Pairing correlations play a crucial role in determining the properties and structure of atomic nuclei. The evolution of these correlations in exotic nuclei has received much attention in recent years, as new accelerator facilities are providing unique radioactive beams for study. Of particular interest is the role of neutron-neutron pairing in neutron-rich isotopes, where the effects of weak binding and continuum coupling are important. Clearly, the best tool to study these correlations is the (t,p) transfer reaction, particularly suited to probe the 2n pair density. Due to the compelling capabilities that time projection chambers (TPC) offer, it seems natural to explore the use of a tritium gas target TPC, with an equivalent thickness around 100 times larger than typical solid targets, enabling experiments with exotic beams with a very low intensity (of the order of 100 pps). In this work, we propose to develop a dedicated TPC featuring two separated and isolated gas regions: an inner cell deployed along the beam direction, that will contain the gas target of interest, such as tritium (3H2) or 3He or other rare and expensive gases, and an outer volume for tracking purposes. The AT3PC is intended to operate inside a solenoid magnet to enable the reconstruction of the energy of the particle through the magnetic rigidity. In this work, we will present the preliminary conceptual design and comprehensive simulations.
• 11:50 AM 12:10 PM
Session 6-Cryogenic and Poarized Targets
• 11:50 AM
Extrusion of Hydrogen Ice for Thin Targets 20m
We have developed a new device for production of thin hydrogen cryogenic targets. Gas at room temperature is introduced in the cryostat and cooled down near the triple point to create a volume of hydrogen in an amorphous phase. When the required volume is obtained, and endless screw is used to generate the mechanical pressure (around 100 bars) necessary for extrusion of hydrogen through a nozzle, the geometry of which will define the final geometry, a hydrogen ribbon in our case. Then the ribbon can flow with gravity in the vacuum of a reaction chamber in a continuous way. In the reaction chamber at room temperature, the hydrogen ribbon is subject to sublimation and a powerful pumping device has to be installed to eliminate hydrogen gas and maintain the room pressure. Two different domains, at least, are concerned by such a target: nuclear physics with direct reactions and laser-hydrogen interaction for production of proton beams. In both cases, the effective target thickness has to be smaller or equal 50 microns. A very small thickness is a challenge for the nozzle technology and the extrusion process.
Speaker: Dr Alain Gillibert (CEA/IRFU/SPhN)
• 12:10 PM 12:30 PM
Buffer 20m
• 12:30 PM 5:05 PM
Excursion - Henry Ford and Greenfield Village 4h 35m
• 5:05 PM 6:00 PM
Transportation to the Banquet 55m
• 6:00 PM 9:00 PM
Banquet - Detroit Princess 3h
• 9:00 PM 11:00 PM
• Thursday, 11 October
• 8:00 AM 8:40 AM
Registraction/secretary
• 8:40 AM 8:50 AM
Annoucement 1200 Lecture Hall

1200 Lecture Hall

Facility for Rare Isotope Beams

640 South Shaw Lane, East Lansing, MI 48824
• 8:50 AM 9:50 AM
Session 5- Targets High Intensity Beams 1200 Lecture Hall

1200 Lecture Hall

Facility for Rare Isotope Beams

640 South Shaw Lane, East Lansing, MI 48824
• 8:50 AM
Use of Ion Irradiation to Emulate Radiation Damage in Reactor Core Materials 40m
Reactor core materials in both thermal and fast reactors, as well as fusion first wall and blanket materials must withstand irradiation to high doses at high temperature. While test reactors have traditionally been used to evaluate and down select materials that can be used in such harsh environments, they are becoming increasingly scarce, prohibitively expensive, and are much too slow to support the launch of new reactor concepts. Accelerator based irradiation techniques overcome all of these deficiencies as these accelerators are quite common, they can achieve damage levels in days that take years in a reactor, and therefore, they are very inexpensive. The Michigan Ion Beam Laboratory at the University of Michigan is configured to provide a radiation environment that is representative of a reactor core. This is accomplished by the use of multiple accelerators to create radiation damage simultaneously with the simulation of gas production by transmutation. A new 300 keV transmission electron microscope interfaced to two beamlines will provide the capability to observe the evolution of radiation damage and the impact of gas production by transmutation as it occurs. Beam current, irradiation temperature and maintenance of an ultraclean, high vacuum provide for a high degree of control of the irradiation parameters as well as reproducibility. A description of the laboratory and its capabilities will be presented, and some results of the application of accelerators to radiation damage in metallic alloys will be discussed.
Speaker: Prof. Gary WAS (University of Michigan)
• 9:30 AM
High power beam dump drum for FRIB primary beam: challenge and solutions 20m
The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) at Michigan State University in East Lansing is building a heavy ion accelerator to produce rare isotopes by the fragmentation method. The linac will accelerate primary ion beams from Oxygen to Uranium to energies above 200 MeV/u with a beam power of up to 400 kW. For the rare isotope production, the in-flight technique and fragment separation is used. Only a fraction of the primary beam will be converted into rare isotopes and 300 kW of unreacted primary beam power needs to be absorbed in the beam dump. The concept of the beam dump for FRIB is based on a rotating thin-wall drum filled with water. The drum is made of Ti-6Al-4V alloy and had an outer wall thickness of 0.5 mm. Flowing water is used to both cool the wall and to stop the beam inside the drum. The high power and the use of heavy ions leads to high power densities in the materials used. Effective water cooling is required to dissipate the power deposited in the wall, which for the heaviest 238U beam can reach up to 70 kW. Extensive thermal, mechanical and fluid flow analysis have been performed, taking into account the beam power deposited in the water and the drum wall. To validate the simulations, a thermal and mechanical test with a beam dump ¼-scaled mockup with a high energy electron beam was performed at the Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics in Novosibirsk. The results of tests, simulations and material studies will be discussed in this paper. This material is based upon work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science under Cooperative Agreement DE-SC0000661, the State of Michigan and Michigan State University.
Speaker: Dr Frederique Pellemoine (Michigan State University - Facility for Rare Isotope Beams)
• 9:50 AM 10:00 AM
Buffer
• 10:00 AM 12:00 PM
FRIB Tour
• 12:00 PM 12:10 PM
Buffer
• 12:10 PM 1:10 PM
Lunch Break 1h
• 1:10 PM 2:40 PM
INTDS Membership and Election Meeting
• 2:40 PM 3:10 PM
Coffee Break 30m
• 3:10 PM 4:30 PM
Session 5-Targets for High Intensity Beams 1200 Lecture Hall

1200 Lecture Hall

Facility for Rare Isotope Beams

640 South Shaw Lane, East Lansing, MI 48824
• 3:10 PM
Operational Experience of the High-power Production Target System for BigRIPS Separator 20m
The high-power production target system of the superconducting RI beam separator BigRIPS [1,2,3] at RI beam factory (RIBF) was constructed in 2007 and has been successfully operated since then with the beam powers up to 8 kW. The system was designed to withstand the energy loss of 22 kW in a Be target of 5.4mm (1g/cm$^{2}$) thickness for a $^{238}$U beam at 345 MeV/nucleon and 1 particle $\mu$A (82 kW in a beam power). The spot size of the primary beam at the production target is about 1 mm in a diameter. Therefore the power density in the target becomes high with 28 kW/mm$^{2}$ on the target surface and with 5.2 kW/mm$^{3}$ in the target volume. A water-cooled rotating disk target was developd to cope with such high power density. Stationary targets mounted on a water-cooled ladder were also provided for low intensity beams. In the meeting, operational experiences of the water cooled rotating targets as well as the stationary targets will be presented together with the temperature measurements of the beam spot for various beam powers up to 8 kW. The maintenance system of the target will also be discussed. References [1] A. Yoshida et. al.: Nucl. Instr. Meth. A 521, 65 (2004). [2] A. Yoshida et. al.: Nucl. Instr. Meth. A 590, 204 (2008). [3] A. Yoshida et. al.: Nucl. Instr. Meth. A 655, 10 (2011).
Speaker: Dr Yoshiyuki Yanagisawa (RIKEN Nishina center)
• 3:50 PM
“Thermal Spike” Model Applied to Thin Targets Irradiated with Heavy Ion Beams at Low Energy 20m
During some experiments at GANIL, it was observed that some targets were soon deteriorated at very low intensity of heavy ion beam while the estimated temperature at equilibrium was far below the melting point of the material. An explanation of this observation would be the induced tracks due to irradiation of targets with heavy ion beams which result from the quench of the liquid phase of the material along the ion path. The model “thermal spike” described in [1], [2], [3] [4] was then applied to the experimental systems, the simulations enable to calculate the internal energy of target atoms and so their transient temperature along the ion track. We propose to discuss about this model and its application to the experimental systems. [1] C. Dufour, A. Audouard, F. Beneu, J. Dural, J. P. Girard, A. Hairie, M. Levalois, E. Paumier et M. Toulemonde, «A high-resistivity phase induced by swift heavy-ion irradiation of Bi: a probe for thermal spike damage ?,» J. Phys. Condens. Matter, vol. 5, p. 4573, 1993. [2] C. Dufour, Z. G. Wang, E. Paumier et M. Toulemonde, «Transient thermal process induced by swift heavy ions: defect annealing and defect creation in Fe and Ni,» Bull. Matter. Sci., vol. 22, p. 671, 1999. [3] M. Toulemonde, C. Dufour, A. Meftah et E. Paumier, «Transient thermal process in heavy ion irradiation of crystalline inorganic insulators,» Nucl. Instr. Meth., Vols. %1 sur %2166-167, p. 903, 2000. [4] Z. G. Wang, C. Dufour, E. Paumier et M. Toulemonde, «The Se sensitivity of metals under swift-heavy-ion irradiation: a transient thermal process,» J. Phys. Condens. Matter, vol. 6, p. 6733, 1994.
Speaker: Dr Christelle STODEL (Grand Accélérateur National d'Ions Lourds)
• 4:10 PM
Multi-jet Gas Cooling of In-beam Foils or Specimens: CFD Predictions of the Convective Heat-transfer Coefficient (LA-UR-18-27366) 20m
Metallic foils are often employed as windows for gas and liquid targets. They are also used to isolate the beamline vacuum from target materials at accelerator facilities. These beam exit windows normally consist of two closely spaced foils through which a high flow-rate gas is circulated to remove the heat induced by the beam. Helium-cooled Havar windows are popular in radionuclide production applications as these foils have excellent mechanical strength even at elevated temperatures and can be thin enough to cause minimal energy degradation to the beam. At the 2016 INTDS Conference, we presented a paper on single-jet gas cooling of beam windows [1] in which we pointed out that certain empirical relations based on dimensional analysis have good predictive power. In addition, more advanced modelling based on computational fluid dynamics (CFD) proved useful to gain a better understanding of the turbulence and heat transfer inside such window assemblies. We also presented an experimental set-up designed to measure convective heat-transfer coefficients with a single gas jet. We also had in our possession a set of measured data for multi-jet impingement heat transfer, which we did not present because we did not know how to interpret those results at that time. We are now in a better position to present that work as well as corresponding CFD simulations to assist with the interpretation. One reason why we struggled to understand multi-jet cooling was because we tried to implement a strategy based on correlations between dimensionless hydrodynamic quantities and geometric ratios, which worked well in the case of single jets. This was attempted for multi-jet heat transfer by many authors over the years, with limited success. In 1970, however, a seminal study [2] concluded that power functions of dimensionless parameters cannot be correlated with experimental results in the case of multi-jet heat transfer. We now know that even decades after that enlightening publication, various groups still tried. In this presentation, we will discuss various aspects of multi-jet gas cooling and present our own results on this topic for the first time. [1] G.F. Steyn, C. Vermeulen, Single-jet gas cooling of in-beam foils or specimens: Prediction of the convective heat-transfer coefficient. AIP Conf. Proc. 1962 (2018) 030020. [2] D.M. Kercher, W. Tabakoff, Heat transfer by a square array of round air jets impinging perpendicular to a flat surface including the effect of spent air. J. Eng. Power 92 (1970) 73–82.
Speaker: Dr Christiaan Vermeulen (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
• Friday, 12 October
• 8:00 AM 8:50 AM
Registraction/secretary
• 8:50 AM 9:00 AM
Annoucement 1200 Lecture Hall

1200 Lecture Hall

Facility for Rare Isotope Beams

640 South Shaw Lane, East Lansing, MI 48824
• 9:00 AM 10:20 AM
Session 7: Targets for special application (medical, industrial, controlled fusion)
• 9:00 AM
An Isotope Harvesting Beam-dump for the NSCL 40m
The process of harvesting isotopes from beam dumps and other activated materials at accelerator facilities is becoming an important tool for accessing difficult-to-produce radionuclides (e.g. ERAWAST at PSI). At FRIB, the unique design of the water-filled beamstop will allow rapid access to the multitude of short- and long-lived isotopes that are formed as a result of stopping fast heavy ion beams in water. Currently, at the NSCL we are developing an isotope harvesting program from an analogous target (beam stop) fabricated from the same materials. Preliminary experiments are giving some clues about the environment inside of the beam dump and the effect of heavy-ion radiolysis on the water chemistry. Overall the program can be viewed as a way to make a nuclear target out of the beam dump, rather than throwing away the production capacity of unreacted beams.
Speaker: Gregory Severin (Michigan State University)
• 9:40 AM
Rhenium and Iridium Targets Prepared Using a Novel Graphene Loading Technique 20m
For accelerator targets, graphene films are an excellent material choice due to their high thermal conductivity, high temperature tolerance, low outgassing, mechanical integrity, and ease of handling. A variety of targets have been produced using graphene material as a backing or a host matrix. One of the unique advantages of the graphene film fabrication process is the capability to embed target materials, including refractory metals, in the nanoparticle form into a host graphene matrix during target preparation. Targets of natIr and natRe have been fabricated as nanoparticle loaded graphene targets for use in nuclear physics research. We hope to obtain beam time to evaluate target performance as well as production yields and nuclear decay properties via the natRe(a, 2n)186Ir and natIr(a, 3n)194Au reactions, respectively. These rhenium and iridium targets will be irradiated using the ATLAS accelerator and gamma rays measured in-place using the high-precision gamma-ray spectroscopy capabilities of Gammasphere and further analyzed using a multi-parameter detector system. Future plans include the preparation of isotopic targets of these two elements.
Speaker: Mr John Greene (Argonne National Laboratory)
• 10:00 AM
Second Generation Degrader Foil for the CARIBU Project 20m
The Californium Rare Ion Breeder Upgrade (CARIBU) project utilizes 252Cf to access species not produced in the low-energy fission of uranium as well as producing elements that are difficult to extract using standard ISOL techniques. CARIBU provides beams of neutron rich species to the Argonne Tandem Linear Accelerator System (ATLAS) which are accelerated up to ~ 10 MeV/u for nuclear physics experiments. The electroplated 252Cf source is positioned in front of a large helium gas catcher, where the incoming particles are stopped and stripped of electron(s) to a 1+ or 2+ ion. Within this gas catcher, the ions first pass through a gold cover foil to contain self-sputtering recoil emissions. The ions next pass through an aluminum degrader foil where much of their residual energy is reduced so as to be stopped in the gas catcher. In the past, a less than ideal cylindrical shaped degrader was utilized to due to production limitations. This resulted in non-uniform energy loss as the ions passed through the degrader. With the advent of 3D printing, a new hemispherical degrader was prepared to enable a more uniform energy loss. The design, production, and assembly of the new degrader will be discussed.
Speaker: Dr Matthew Gott (Argonne National Laboratory)
• 10:20 AM 10:40 AM
Coffee Break 20m
• 10:40 AM 11:40 AM
Session 7: Targets for special application (medical, industrial, controlled fusion): Session 6: Targets for special application (medical, industrial, controlled fusion
• 10:40 AM
Medical Isotope Collection from ISAC Targets 20m
The Isotope Separation and Acceleration (ISAC) facility1 at TRIUMF provides a wide range of radioactive isotope beams (RIB) by irradiating ISOL-type (Isotope Separation OnLine) targets with a 480 MeV proton beam from the TRIUMF H- cyclotron. The majority of the available beamtime is used for basic research in the fields of nuclear astrophysics, nuclear structure and material science. A more recent application is the generation of pure exotic isotope samples from proton-irradiated targets for pre-clinical medical research towards therapeutic and diagnostic applications2. The focus has been so far on the production of isotopes for targeted alpha therapy (TAT) from composite uranium carbide targets3. Samples of 225Ac, 224Ra and 209/211At (generated from 213Fr and 211Fr beams) have been collected. Another source for TAT and Auger Therapy isotopes are high-power tantalum metal foil targets. They produce high-intensity lanthanide beams4. In a first proof-of-principle test, a 165Tm/Er sample was collected and characterized. The RIB collection takes place at the ISAC Implantation Station (IIS) where a compact vessel, in which mass-separated RIB are implanted on a target disc at energies between 20-55 keV, is attached to the beamline. It features ion beam positioning and current monitoring capabilities and allows for sealed transport of the accumulated activity under vacuum. A chemical etching procedure was developed to retrieve >95% of activity from the implantation target. Taking advantage of the fact that the RIB implantation energy is lower than the typical alpha decay recoil energy, the production of very pure samples of alpha decay products such as 213Bi and 212Pb was investigated as an alternative to common ion exchange separations. To accommodate the demand of an increased number or uranium carbide targets for the new ARIEL facility1 which features two additional target stations and a symbiotic medical isotope target, the carbothermal reduction process to fabricate composite uranium carbide targets3 was modified. A simplified, faster process that combines reduction to UC2 and sintering of composite ceramic target discs in one step was developed7. The performance of ISAC targets is frequently assessed with yield measurements5 and Geant4 simulations6, using the latest hadronic cascade models. The combination of measurement data and simulation results is used to extrapolate yield rates and to determine release properties. This presentation provides an overview of medical isotope collection from ISAC targets, associated target materials and yields. It concludes with a brief outlook towards future developments related to the ARIEL facility. References 1. Dilling, J. ISAC and ARIEL: The TRIUMF radioactive beam facilities and the scientific program. (Springer, 2014). 2. Hoehr, C. et al. Medical Isotope Production at TRIUMF – from Imaging to Treatment. Physics Procedia 90, 200–208 (2017). 3. Kunz P, Bricault P, Dombsky M, Erdmann N, Hanemaayer V, Wong J, et al. Composite uranium carbide targets at TRIUMF: Development and characterization with SEM, XRD, XRF and L-edge densitometry. Journal of Nuclear Materials. 2013 Sep;440(1–3):110–6. 4. Kunz P, ISAC Yield Database, 2018. URL: [http://mis.triumf.ca/science/planning/yield/beam](http://mis.triumf.ca/science/planning/yield/beam). 5. Kunz, P. et al. Nuclear and in-source laser spectroscopy with the ISAC yield station. Review of Scientific Instruments 85, 053305 (2014). 6. Garcia, F. H., Andreoiu, C. & Kunz, P. Calculation of in-target production rates for isotope beam production at TRIUMF. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms 412, 174–179 (2017). 7. Cervantes, M. et al. A NEW PRODUCTION PROCESS FOR UCx TARGETS FOR RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPE BEAMS AT TRIUMF. Proceedings of the 9th Int. Particle Accelerator Conf., IPAC2018, Vancouver, BC, Canada (2018). doi:10.18429/jacow-ipac2018-thpml131
Speaker: Dr Peter Kunz (TRIUMF)
• 11:00 AM
Calcium Targets for Production of the Medical Sc Radioisotopes in Reactions with p, d or α Projectiles 20m
The scandium radioisotopes for medical application can be produced in reactions of calcium with proton, deuteron or alpha projectiles and in reaction of titanium with protons. Majority of our studies was performed using reaction of Ca, both natural and enriched material, with various projectiles. The research quantities of scandium radioisotopes are produced at HIL UW with two charged particle accelerators: the heavy ion cyclotron U200P for reaction with α-particles and medical high current PETtrace cyclotron for studying the reactions with protons and deuterons. Enriched isotopic calcium material is commercially available as calcium carbonate which can be, and was, used directly or can be converted into other calcium compounds or into metallic form. Each form can be used for production of Sc isotopes and pros and cons of use of each target chemical form will be discussed.
Speaker: Dr Anna STOLARZ (Heavy Ion Laboratory, University of Warsaw)
• 11:40 AM 12:00 PM