Status of the TRIμP project: Results of commissioning experiments

H. W. Wilschut, U. Dammalapati, S. De, P. Dendooven, O. Dermois, K. Jungmann, A. J. Mol, C. J.G. Onderwater, A. Rogachevskiy, M. Da Silva, M. Sohani, E. Traykov, L. Willmann

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At KVI the technical structures for the TRIμP facility are nearly all in place. The aim of the project is to use radioactive ions to study fundamental interactions and symmetries. We will measure β-recoil correlations in nuclear β decay. There the V,A structure of the Weak interaction may be violated. The second line of research is the search for a permanent electric dipole moment in Ra, with a magnitude forbidden by the Standard Model. By trapping these radioactive nuclei in atom traps a pure sample that can be manipulated facilitates these searches. The TRIμP facility consists of a production target and magnetic separator on the high energy side and a Radio-Frequency Quadrupole (RFQ) cooler and buncher on the low energy side. An ion catcher stops the fast product nuclides and transport them into the RFQ cooler. New technological approaches were implemented for several of these devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-102
Number of pages6
JournalHyperfine Interactions
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jan
Externally publishedYes


  • Magnetic Separator
  • Magneto-optical Traps
  • Production mechanisms
  • Radioactive ion and atom trapping

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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