Making radioactive ion beams - Detecting reaction products
KU Leuven, Instituut voor Kern-en Stralingsfysica, 3001, Leuven, Belgium
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Accepted: 3 September 2016
Published online: 19 October 2016
We present a didactical overview of the methods for the production of radioactive ion beams (RIBs), discussing the main characteristics and associated advantages and drawbacks of the in-flight separation and isotope separation on-line methods. We include a short overview of present and planned facilities, focusing on Europe. In the second part of the paper a brief introduction on the detection of radiation is given, followed by a discussion of the specific problems related to radiation detection in measurements involving RIBs. A few illustrative examples of detection setups are presented.
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