ASTRID - Ion storage
In ion mode, either positive or negatively charged ions can be stored with energies from a few keV to around 100 MeV, depending on their mass and charge state. For injection into the storage ring, singly charged ions are produced from conventional plasma-type sources. An electron cooler, a laser cooling system and various neutral particle detectors and imaging devices have been developed to study the interactions of the ions with electrons or laser light and monitor their subsequent decay, dissociation or reaction. The schematic shows the layout of the ASTRID storage ring and its ancillary components.
Last Modified 13 June 2009