RIKEN Heavy Ion LINAC (RILAC)
RIKEN Heavy Ion LINAC (RILAC) is used as the starting point for producing the heavy ion beam used in many experiments. The heavy ions are linearly accelerated using a high-frequency electric field.
In July 2004, Dr. Morita and colleagues were the first to discover the new 113th element using this accelerator.
The specifications of the RILAC
|Type||Cockroft-Walton High Voltage Generator|
|Max. Voltage||500 kV|
|Ion Souce||ECR (Electron Cyclotron Resonance)|
|Type||Variable Frequency Wideroe (6 tanks)|
|Frequency Range||17-45 MHz|
|Frequenct Tuning||Shorting plate and trimmers|
|Total Accel. Voltage||16 MV|
|Charge/Mass Ration||>= 1/28|
|Total length||40 m|