The Cyclone® 70 for the Institute of Basic Science in Korea passed the Factory Acceptance Test.
The FAT confirms the machine is compliant with its specifications. The Cyclone® 70 will now be disassembled to be packed and then shipped to Korea.
About the project
The Institute of Basic Science (IBS) is constructing equipment and facilities for the Rare isotope Accelerator complex for ON-line experiments (RAON). RAON is a large basic science research facility built around a heavy-ion accelerator. When completed, it will be a key pillar of the International Science and Business Belt (ISBB). This will be an optimal facility to produce and study new rare isotopes, so the global scientific community is closely following its progress.
The Cyclone®70 will be one of the drivers of the RAON facility. Scientists have discovered approximately 3,000 isotopes to date, but they believe an additional 7,000 isotopes have yet to be discovered, presenting unlimited potential for rare isotope science. When the operation of RAON begins, new research opportunities will open up in various areas, such as research into the origin of elements, discovery of new rare isotopes and the study of their structure, and applied research in material and biomedical sciences.
Congratulation to all the people involved in this important step of the project.