Status of the Holifield Heavy Ion Research Facility

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The Holifield Heavy Ion Research Facility presently operates the Oak Ridge Isochronous Cyclotron (ORIC). This accelerator provides heavy ions up to argon with energies useful for nuclear physics. The Phase I expansion of this facility, now a year away from completion, includes a 25-MV vertical folded tandem accelerator, beam transport and injection systems to use the ORIC as an energy booster, and additional experiment areas for the beams directly from the tandem. The tandem--cyclotron combination will provide heavy ions with energies up to 25 MeV/A for A < 35 and above 6 MeV/A up to A = 160, with intensities ... continued below

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Martin, J.A. January 1, 1978.

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The Holifield Heavy Ion Research Facility presently operates the Oak Ridge Isochronous Cyclotron (ORIC). This accelerator provides heavy ions up to argon with energies useful for nuclear physics. The Phase I expansion of this facility, now a year away from completion, includes a 25-MV vertical folded tandem accelerator, beam transport and injection systems to use the ORIC as an energy booster, and additional experiment areas for the beams directly from the tandem. The tandem--cyclotron combination will provide heavy ions with energies up to 25 MeV/A for A < 35 and above 6 MeV/A up to A = 160, with intensities greater than or equal to 10/sup 11/ particles/sec. Building construction for the project is essentially complete. The accelerator manufacturer, National Electrostatics Corporation, has completed installation and testing of the 10-m-diam by 30-m-high accelerator pressure vessel and has begun installation of the accelerator systems. The accelerator has previously been assembled at the NEC plant and the digital control system operated without voltage on the column. Voltage tests are expected to begin in Oak Ridge in January 1979 with beam tests to begin in March. Completion of the project, including acceptance tests of the tandem and the beam injection system for ORIC is presently scheduled for November 15, 1979. Construction of Phase II for the facility wich will include a much larger booster cyclotron and additional research areas is expected to begin in 1982.

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Dep. NTIS, PC A02/MF A01.

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  • 5. conference on application of small accelerators, Denton, TX, USA, 6 Nov 1978

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  • Report No.: CONF-781113-30
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-26
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 6225808
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1114747

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Martin, J.A. Status of the Holifield Heavy Ion Research Facility, article, January 1, 1978; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1114747/: accessed October 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.