Nuclei far from stability/atomic masses and fundamental constants 1992 issue:132 pages:881-890
The why's and how's of the post-acceleration of ISOL beams to low and medium energies are discussed. Such beams are planned all over the world but have so far only been produced at Louvain-la-Neuve where two cyclotrons are coupled by an ECR ion source. The pilot beams are N-13 (T1/2 = 9.96 m) and Ne-19 (T1/2 = 17 s) with an energy between 0.5 and 4.0 MeV/amu. The results with these energetic radioactive beams in experiments of astrophysical and nuclear physics interest will be presented.