To take full advantage of advanced exotic beam facilities, target technology must also be advanced. Particularly important to the study of astrophysical reaction rates is the creation of localized and dense targets of hydrogen and helium. The Jet Experiments in Nuclear Structure and Astrophysics (JENSA) gas-jet target has been constructed for this purpose. JENSA was constructed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) where it was tested and characterized, and has now moved to the ReA3 reaccelerated beam hall at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL) at Michigan State University for use with radioactive beams.
Publication Source (Journal or Book title)
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Bardayan, D., Chipps, K., Ahn, S., Blackmon, J., Browne, J., Greife, U., Jones, K., Kontos, A., Kozub, R., Linhardt, L., Manning, B., Matoš, M., O'Malley, P., Montes, F., Ota, S., Pain, S., Peters, W., Pittman, S., Sachs, A., Schatz, H., Schmitt, K., Smith, M., & Thompson, P. (2016). The new JENSA gas-jet target for astrophysical radioactive beam experiments. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, 376, 326-328. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nimb.2015.11.042