The versatile design of IDS allows for the installation of different types of detector around the implantation point, alongside its own four HPGe clovers. It can hence be used for many specialised decay measurements, including fast timing, neutron time-of-flight, and beta, proton and alpha particle emission.
The Decay Station is an ideal tool for studying the decay properties of radioactive nuclei across the Segré chart; light to heavy, proton-rich to neutron-rich. The nucleus of interest is only limited by the production capabilities of the targets at ISOLDE.
While the four HPGe clovers are used for most experiments at IDS, the addition of other HPGe detectors allows for increased statistics when performing gamma ray spectroscopy. Two openings in the holding structure (shell) at 90 degrees to the beamline, and a third located coaxially, in the horizontal plane may be used to position plastic beta detectors (two located here at IDS) or fast-timing detectors. The detector chamber itself may be changed according to the needs of the experiment, as may be the contents (such as DSSDs for particle detection). Since 2016, a dedicated neutron time-of-flight detector is permanently located at IDS (IDSND) and is based on the VANDLE (University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA) detector design.
IDS is supported by 26 institutes across Europe, and used by many more globally.
Hilde De Witte
KU Leuven - Institute for Nuclear and Radiation Physics
Celestijnenlaan 200d - box 2418
tel. +32 16327270
IFIN-HH - "Horia Hulubei" National Institute for Physics and Nuclear Engineering
Str. Reactorului no.30, P.O.BOX MG-6
Bucharest - Magurele
tel. +40 724484401
|IS633b||O. Tengblad, IEM-CSIC, Madrid, ES||8B|| Study of the decay of the proton halo nucleus 8B at IDS using the particle spectroscopy setup with the aim of determining
the beta strength for decays into highly excited states of 8Be, 8 shifts (LA1).
19 - 23 April
|IS622||A. Illana, KUL, Leuven, BE||74‑79Cu|| The experiment will clarify and expand the level schemes and measure lifetimes of low-lying transitions in Zn isotopes ranging
from A=74 to A=79. It will be performed with the fast-timing setup of IDS equipped with 4 Clover Germanium detectors, 2 LaBr3(Ce) detectors,
a fast plastic detector and in combination with the tape station, 19 shifts.
24 - 29 May
|IS610b||L. M. Fraile, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, ES||132In||Gamma-ray and fast-timing spectroscopy of nuclei around the doubly-magic 132Sn nucleus, of strong interest to model
descriptions of single-particle states, 4 shifts.
4 - 6 June
|IS650||R. Lica, IFIN‑HH, Bucharest, RO||214‑218Bi|| Probing the structure of yrast states in even-even 214,216,218Po through fast-timing measurements following the
β-decay of 214,216,218Bi, 7 shifts.
4 - 6 July
|IS608b||A. Andreyev, University of York, York, UK||214‑218Bi|| Study of shape-coexistence and shape-evolution phenomena in the long chain of bismuth isotopes (Z=83) by in-source laser spectroscopy
measurements of isotopic shifts and hyperfine structures. Continuation of the 2017 run, 3 shifts.
8 - 9 July
|IS641||K. Rezynkina, KUL, Leuven, BE||182‑186Tl|| Study of the structure of the low-lying excited states in 182,184,186Hg through β+/EC decay of 182,184,186Tl
using the newly-employed electron conversion spectroscopy setup of IDS, 5 shifts.
24 - 28 Oct
|IS632||M. Madurga, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA||133In|| Beta-delayed neutron emission towards neutron-unbound states in 133Sn will be observed using the newly commissioned ISOLDE Decay Station Neutron Detector (IDSND). RILIS will also be used to study the hyperfine structure of In isotopes. 12 shifts.
27 April - 1 May
|IS633||O. Tengblad, IEM-CSIC, Madrid, ES||8B|| Study of the decay of the proton halo nucleus 8B at IDS using the particle spectroscopy setup with the aim of determining the beta strength for decays into highly excited states of 8Be. 11 shifts.
25 - 28 May
|IS608||A. Andreyev, University of York, York, UK||187‑218Bi|| Study of shape-coexistence and shape-evolution phenomena in the long chain of bismuth isotopes (Z=83) by in-source laser spectroscopy measurements of isotopic shifts and hyperfine structures. RILIS-IDS-WINDMILL experiment. 12 shifts.
20 - 26 June
|IS605||O. S. Kirsebom, Aarhus University, Aarhus, DK||16N||Study of 16N beta decay to clarify βα decay branching ratio, with significance for astrophysically important CO reaction. Particle detection was performed using silicon strip detectors of varying thicknesses.||e-log proposal||PRL 121, 142701 (2018)|
|IS609||Z. Janas, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, PL||8He||Neutron detection (performed using the newly built on-site IDSND detector array based on the VANDLE design) alongside beta and gamma spectroscopy to study the beta-delayed neutron branching of 8He into 7Li. Data should clarify current conflicts in B(GT) measurements for the beta decay of this exotic nucleus.||e-log proposal|
|IS474||L. M. Fraile, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, ES||67Mn||Fast-timing studies of nuclei below 68Ni populated in the beta-decay of Mn isotopes.||e-log proposal|
|IS610||L. M. Fraile, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, ES||132In||Gamma-ray and fast-timing spectroscopy of nuclei around the doubly-magic 132Sn nucleus, of strong interest to model descriptions of single-particle states.||e-log proposal||APP B 49, 523 (2018)|
|IS579||G. Benzoni, INFN, Milan, IT||150Cs||Study of octupole deformation in n-rich Ba isotopes populated via beta decay. This represented a partly successful continuation of the incomplete 2014 run.||e-log proposal||PRC 97, 024305 (2018)|
|IS588||Z. Podolyák, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK||207,208Hg||Study of core breaking and octupole low-spin states in 207Tl through gamma and beta spectroscopy of 207,208Hg beta-decay using a fifth HPGe clover detector, angular correlations providing a method of spin-parity assignment. Lifetime measurement of 208Hg, making use of the capabilities of the molten lead target at ISOLDE. This represented the successful continuation of the 2014 incomplete run.||e-log proposal|
|IS507||H.O.U. Fynbo, Aarhus University, Aarhus, DK||20Mg||Study of the beta-decay of 20Mg relevant for the astrophysical rp-process as well as improved information for detailed comparison with state of the art Shell-Model calculations and for comparison with the mirror beta-decay of 20O.||e-log proposal||EPJ A52, 304 (2016)|
|IS530||F. Negoita, IFIN‑HH, Bucharest, RO||34Mg||Study of low-lying intruder states in 34Al and 34Si sequentially populated in beta decay of 34Mg.||e-log proposal||PRC 95, 021301 (2017)|
|IS590||C. Sotty, KUL, Leuven, BE||68Mn||Characterization of the low-lying 0+ and 2+ states of 68Ni. After 3 unsuccessful trials, the fast-timing part of the experiment could be carried out in good conditions in Sept. 2015. The 11 remaining shifts will be used for electron spectroscopy.||e-log proposal|
|IS599||A. Gottardo, IPN, Orsay, FR||51-53K||Beta-delayed Neutron Spectroscopy of 51,52,53K isotopes with the ISOLDE Decay Station and the VANDLE array. First neutron spectroscopy campaign with VANDLE detector at IDS/ISOLDE. First use of the new in-vacuum IFIN-HH plastic scintillator.||e-log proposal|
|IS600||M. Madurga, CERN, Geneva, CH||130,132Cd||Beta-delayed Neutron Spectroscopy of 130-132Cd isotopes with the ISOLDE Decay Station and the VANDLE array. Neutron spectroscopy of beta-delayed precursors of 130-132Cd with VANDLE. First run in July hampered by RILIS problems. All 12 shifts successfully finished in October 2015.||e-log proposal|
|Commissioning||R. Lica, CERN/IFIN-HH, Geneva/Bucharest, CH/RO||129In||Fast-timing study of the 129Sn structure populated in the beta decay of 129In. This experiment took place after the failed attempt of IS590.||e-log||PRC 93, 044303 (2016)|
|IS577||H.O.U. Fynbo, Aarhus University, Aarhus, DK||31Ar||Beta-3p spectroscopy and proton-gamma width determination in the decay of 31Ar||e-log proposal||APP B 47, 747 (2016)|
|IS579||G. Benzoni, INFN, Milan, IT||148-150Cs||Using lanthanum bromide fast-timing detectors alongside the HPGe clovers to investigate r-process barium isotopes, predicted to exhibit low-energy octopole deformations.||e-log proposal||J. Phys. G 44 054002 (2017)|
|IS588||Z. Podolyák, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK||207,208Hg||Study of core breaking and octupole low-spin states in 207Tl through gamma and beta spectroscopy of 207,208Hg beta-decay using a fifth HPGe clover detector, angular correlations providing a method of spin-parity assignment. Preliminary lifetime measurement of 208Hg, making use of the capabilities of the molten lead target at ISOLDE.||e-log proposal|
|IS590||C. Sotty, KUL, Leuven, BE||68Mn||Characterization of the low-lying 0+ and 2+ states of 68Ni. First trials were unsuccessful because of the ISOLDE target failure.||e-log proposal|