Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section B, Beam interactions with materials and atoms vol:126 issue:1-4 pages:81-84
We report on recent experiments proving the high efficiency and selectivity of a universal and fast on-line laser ion source based on resonance laser ionization in a gas cell. The application for the production of neutron-rich nickel isotopes is discussed, including the first observation of gamma-transitions from the decay of Ni-71. We also discuss current efforts to still increase both efficiency and selectivity.