ISOLDE Decay Station (IDS)

ISOLTRAP Decay Station

The ISOLDE Decay Station (IDS) is a permanent experiment at the ISOLDE facility dedicated to measure the decay properties of radioactive species of importance for nuclear structure, nuclear engineering and astrophysics. Gamma-ray detection is provided by four HPGe clovers and one MiniBall HPGe cluster. A variety of experimental systems can be coupled to the station for specialized decay measurement, such as fast timing measurement of excited states lifetimes, proton and alpha particle emission, and neutron time of flight detectors for neutron energy spectroscopy. This makes the IDS an ideal tool to study the nuclear properties of species across the nuclear chart, from the lightest species that fragment in charged particles to the beta-delayed fission of the heaviest nuclei.