Cooling and bunching of ion beams for collinear laser spectroscopy

A Nieminen, P Campbell, J Billowes, David Forest, John Griffith, J Huikari, A Jokinen, ID Moore, R Moore, Garry Tungate, J Aysto

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A greatly increased sensitivity in collinear laser spectroscopy experiments has been achieved by the application of new on-line ion cooling and bunching techniques. Cooling of a low-energy ion beam to low emittance and low velocity spread is shown to increase the peak efficiency while bunching the beam results in highly efficient background suppression. (C) 2003 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)563-569
Number of pages7
JournalNuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research. Section B. Beam Interactions With Materials and Atoms
Early online date11 Jan 2003
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2003
EventInternational Conference on Electromagnetic Isotope Separators and Techniques Related to their Applications (EMIS 14), 14th - Victoria, Canada
Duration: 6 May 200210 May 2002


  • beam cooling and bunching
  • RF ion traps
  • collinear laser spectroscopy


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