The installation of the TSR (Test Storage Ring), as an experiment to be included in the HIE-ISOLDE programme, was recently approved by CERN’s Research Board. Such a facility will provide a capability for experiments with stored secondary beams that is unique in the world. The envisaged physics programme is rich and varied, spanning from investigations of nuclear ground-state properties and reaction studies of astrophysical relevance, to investigations with highly-charged ions and pure isomeric beams. The TSR might also be employed for removal of isobaric contaminants from stored ion beams and for systematic studies within the neutrino beam programme. In addition to experiments performed using beams recirculating within the ring, cooled beams can also be extracted and exploited by external spectrometers for high-precision measurements. The existing TSR, which is presently in operation at the Max-Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg, is well-suited and can be employed for this purpose. The physics cases as well as technical details of the existing ring facility and of the beam and infrastructure requirements at HIE-ISOLDE are discussed in the technical design report.

Organisation of the TSR @ ISOLDE Collaboration

Spokesperson: Klaus Blaum
Deputy Spokesperson: Riccardo Raabe
Deputy Spokesperson: Phil Woods

Physics Coordinator: Peter Butler
Deputy Physics Coordinator: Yuri A. Litvinov

TSR Technical Coordinator: Manfred Grieser
ISOLDE Technical Coordinator: Erwin Siesling

ISOLDE Contact Person: Maria J. G. Borge / Yorick Blumenfeld 
HIE-ISOLDE Contact Person: Fredrik Wenander

Workshops and Meetings

TSR@ISOLDE Workshop 29-30 October 2012

TSR@ISOLDE Workshop 14 February 2014



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