Status of the RAON project in Korea

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A new rare-isotope beam (RIB) accelerator complex, RAON, is under construction in South Korea. RAON employs two RIB production methods, namely, isotope separation online (ISOL) and in-flight fragmentation (IF). According to the original design, ISOL and IF can run independently, and RAON ultimately combines them to provide more neutron-rich ion beams for the experiments. In 2021, due to the delay in developing high-energy superconducting cavities and modules, it was decided to proceed with the RAON construction project in two steps. In the first phase, the injector system, the low-energy accelerator system, ISOL, the IF separator, and all experimental devices will be completed by the end of 2022. The high-energy accelerator system will be developed, manufactured, installed, and commissioned in the second phase. In this article, the status of the superconducting accelerators, RIB production systems, and experimental equipment for RAON is reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number3
JournalAAPPS Bulletin
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2023 Dec

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The RAON project was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grants funded by the Korea government (MSIT) (2013M7A1A1075765 and 2013M7A1A1075764). The LAMPS project was also supported partially by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grants funded by the Korea government (MSIT) (2018R1A5A1025563).

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  • Equation of state
  • In-flight fragmentation
  • ISOL
  • Nuclear astrophysics
  • Nuclear structure
  • RAON
  • Rare-isotope beams
  • Superconducting linac

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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