ISOLDE Decay Station (IDS)

ISOLTRAP Decay Station

The ISOLDE Decay Station (IDS) is a permanent experiment at the ISOLDE facility dedicated to the decay properties of radioactive species of importance for nuclear structure, nuclear engineering and astrophysics. A variety of experimental systems can be coupled to the station for specialised decay studies, such as fast timing measurements of excited state lifetimes, proton and alpha particle emission, and neutron time of flight detectors for neutron energy spectroscopy. This makes the IDS an ideal tool for studying nuclear properties across the nuclear chart, from the lightest species that fragment into charged particles, to the beta-delayed fission of the heaviest nuclei.