Nuclear spectroscopy using lasers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory: experiments with stable (past) and radioactive (future) tandem beams Academic Article uri icon


  • Fast beam collinear laser spectroscopy has yielded information on nuclear structure on the long chain of neutron deficient Tl isotopes (186 ≤ A ≤ 205) using heavy ion fusion evaporation reactions to produce Tl-ion beams which for the most neutron deficient isotope were only about 104/s. The new radioactive heavy ion beam facility projected to be completed in 1995 requires even higher sensitivities at the few 10 nuclei/s level. Two examples to realize such ultra-sensitive measurements employing laser techniques are described. They are: field-ionization spectroscopy in a fast beam and stored ion spectroscopy in a novel linear combined trap. © 1995.

author list (cited authors)

  • Schuessler, H. A., Benck, E. C., Buchinger, F., & Carter, H. K.

citation count

  • 10

publication date

  • January 1995