The SPES multi-foil direct target

A. Andrighetto, L. Biasetto, M. Manzolaro, M. Barbui, G. Bisoffi, S. Carturan, M. Cinausero, F. Gramegna, G. Prete, V. Rizzi, C. Antonucci, S. Cevolani, C. Petrovich, P. Colombo, G. Meneghetti, P. Di Bernardo, P. Zanonato, I. Cristofolini, V. Fontanari, B. MonelliR. Oboe

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A solution for a target aimed at the production of exotic nuclei will be analyzed. In the proposed configuration a primary proton beam (40 MeV, 0.2 mA) directly impinges on uranium carbide disks. The exotic nuclei are produced as a result of high energy fissions in 238U compounds. The system has been conceived in order to obtain both a high number of neutron-rich atoms, originating from about 1013 fissions s-1 and a low power deposition in the target. The target container is held at about 2000 °C in order to maximize the number of extracted fission fragments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4257-4260
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Issue number19-20
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2008


  • Fast release time
  • Fission fragments
  • Heat transfer
  • Isol target
  • Multi-foil
  • Power dissipation
  • Uranium carbide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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