ISOLDE RILIS: New beams, new facilities
Fedosseev VN., Berg LE., Lebas N., Launila OJ., Lindroos M., Losito R., Marsh BA., Österdahl FK., Pauchard T., Tranströmer G., Vannesjö J.
The resonance ionization laser ion source (RILIS) at the ISOLDE on-line isotope separator is based on the selective excitation of atomic transitions by tunable laser radiation. New ion beams have been produced with RILIS in recent years: Sb, Sc, Dy, Au, Hg and Po. In total, isotopes of 26 different elements have been selectively laser-ionized and separated at ISOLDE. In order to facilitate the work on development of atomic ionization schemes an off-line laser laboratory has been established at CERN. Operating independently of the on-line RILIS setup, this laboratory will be capable of providing extensive data on atomic transitions, in particular between highly excited and auto-ionizing atomic states, which are required for the improvement of the RILIS efficiency. Additionally, the program of upgrading the on-line RILIS system by the implementation of solid state lasers will be presented. © 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.