- Saturday, April 1, 1995
- Element selective laser ion source for on-line mass separator
- Published at:AIP Conf. Proc. -- April 1, 1995 -- Volume 329, pp. 203-206
First results obtained with a new type of an element-selective laser ion source for an on-line mass separation are presented. The concept of the ion source is based on laser resonance ionization of nuclear reaction products thermalized in a high-pressure noble gas. The fast and universal thermalization of reaction products in combination with high selectivity and high efficiency of resonance photo ionization allows to develop an element-pure source of short lived exotic nuclei.