A Penning-trap isobar separator is currently under construction at CENBG (Bordeaux, France) and MPIK (Heidelberg, Germany) for a future installation at the SPIRAL2/DESIR facility. This device aims at purifying the radioactive ion beams from undesired species, in order to deliver highly pure samples of exotic nuclei to the different set-ups which will be installed in the DESIR hall. The present manuscript describes the context and the motivations to build such a system, the targeted characteristics, and the studies to find an efficient purification method for large samples of isobaric species. © Owned by the authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2014.
Ascher, P., Blank, B., Blaum, K., Dupré, P., Gerbaux, M., Grévy, S., … De Roubin, A. (2014). PIPERADE: A penning-trap isobar separator for the DESIR low-energy facility of SPIRAL2. In EPJ Web of Conferences (Vol. 66). https://doi.org/10.1051/epjconf/20146611002