- Monday, January 1, 2001
- Status of the SHIPTRAP Project: A Capture and Storage Facility for Heavy Radionuclides fromSHIP
- Published at:Hyperfine Interactions, Volume 132, Numbers 1-4 / January, 2001
The ion trap facility SHIPTRAP is being set up to deliver very clean and cool beams of singly-charged recoil ions produced at the SHIP velocity filter at GSI Darmstadt. SHIPTRAP consists of a gas cell for stopping and thermalizing high-energy recoil ions from SHIP, an rf ion guide for extraction of the ions from the gas cell, a linear rf trap for accumulation and bunching of the ions, and a Penning trap for isobaric purification. The progress in testing the rf ion guide is reported. A transmission of about 93(5)% was achieved.