The heavy ion provide a unique opportunity for studies in a variety of field including unclear physics, atomic physics, solid state physics, nuclear chemistry, material engineering, radiation chemistry, and radiation biology. Though the work performed at the cyclotron, accelerated heavy ions are recognized to be a versatile tool for many fields and, therefore, a new-generation accelerator has been demanded.
The world's first variable-frequency linear accelerator(RILAC) has been in operation since 1980. the RILAC accelerates all ions in the periodic table to an energy of 4 MeV/nucleon for light ions and 0.8 MeV/nucleon for heavy ions. The RILAC also acts as an injector for the higher-energy RIKEN ring cyclotron (RRC), which stated to deliver beam of heavy ions in late 1986.
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last updated on 25 Oct 1996 by T.Ichihara (email@example.com)