LABORATORI NAZIONALI DI LEGNARO
Production targets and ion sources play a crucial role in isotope separation on line (ISOL) facilities, determining the main characteristics of the radioactive ion beams available for experiments. In the context of the selective production of exotic species (SPES) facility, a 40 MeV, 200 µA proton beam directly impinges a uranium carbide target, generating approximately 10^13 fissions per second. The radioactive isotopes produced by the 238U fissions are delivered to the 1+ ion source by means of a tubular transfer line. Here they can be ionized and subsequently accelerated toward the experimental areas. During the seminar, the main R&D activities regarding to the SPES target and the related ion sources will be presented and discussed.