GSI-FAIR Colloquium

The National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory: Today and the Transition to FRIB

by Dave Morrissey (Michigan State University)

Main Lecture Hall (GSI)

Main Lecture Hall


The National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL) is entering its final period of operation and is preparing for a transition to the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB). The current scientific program uses projectile fragment beams of three types: fast ions and thermalized ions for both precision studies and reacceleration. The recent progress in the area of beam thermalization will be presented with two new devices, a cryogenic gas cell and a reverse cyclotron stopper coming on line. The NSCL is also preparing for the transition from coupled-cyclotron operation to a state-of-the-art high intensity linac operation. Some details and a tentative timeline of the transition will be presented.