• Commissioning : 1958
  • Conception : CSNSM
  • Type : 40 kV isotope separator
  • Ion source : Nier-Bernas
  • Operating cost : 1680€ per day, net of tax

The 40 kV SIDONIE isotope separator of the MOSAIC facility is an ion accelerator allowing the production of isotopically pure targets. With a resolution R>1000, SIDONIE allows separation of isotopes with an impurity rate of less than 10‑5, from 65 different elements. SIDONIE allows the creation of targets by ion implantation in a material, or by deposition thanks to its deceleration system. The available currents make it possible to obtain fluences greater than 1×1018 cm-2 per day. SIDONIE is used for the creation of targets for fundamental nuclear physics, the creation of standards, and the supply of isotopes of the highest purity for medical interests.

References articles :

  • SIDONIE, the new electromagnetic isotope separator at Orsay. Part I : Design and construction, J. Camplan, R. Meunier, J.L. Sarrouy, Nuclear Instruments and Methods 84 (1970) 37-44 doi
  • SIDONIE, the new electromagnetic isotope separator at Orsay. Part II : Performances, K. Alexandre, J. Camplan, M. Ligonniere, R. Meunier, J.L. Sarrouy, H.J. Smith, B. Vassent, Nuclear Instruments and Methods 84 (1970) 45-54 doi 
  • SIDONIE : an electromagnetic isotope separator for preparation of high purity thin targets, N. Chauvin, F. Dayras, D. Le Du, R. Meunier, Nuclear Instruments and Methods A 521 (2004) 149-155, doi

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