ARIEL Schematics & Drawings Overview

TRIUMF and its partners propose to build the Advanced Rare Isotope Laboratory (ARIEL) to augment the Rare Isotope Beam (RIB) science program at the Isotope Separator and Accelerator (ISAC) facility on the TRIUMF campus in Vancouver. ARIEL will have four major components: i) an electron linac, ii) a new target hall, iii) a new proton beam line from the main cyclotron, and iv) a new RIB "front end." The accelerators and target stations will be connected by new beam lines in a common tunnel.

The ARIEL facility will be made up of three main physical parts, and some accessory components, and will be entirely contained within the existing TRIUMF site. The three main parts include:

  1. Modification of the existing B2 floor of the Proton Hall into an Electron Hall,
  2. Creation of a new target hall building west of the existing ISAC facility, and
  3. Creation of a new tunnel to connect the Electron Hall to the new target hall. 

The project is expected to be constructed to LEED Gold standards.

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Functional Sketch



Cartooon overview of ARIEL showing different functional sections from the electron-gun source to the rare-isotope front-end.  The e-linac serves as a photo-fission driver for production targets in a new target hall adjacent to the existing ISAC-I and ISAC-II buildings.  Provisions are made in the Electron Hall for planned expansion of the e-linac in later pahses.  Sketch also available in a high-resolution version.

3D sketch of ARIEL showing the renamed Electron Hall adjacent to the Cyclotron Vault.  The Electron Hall will house the e-linac.  An underground tunnel will transport the high-power electrron beam and a future planned proton beam to the ARIEL target hall.  North of the target hall is the front-end which will house mass seprators.  Services and support (including helium processing) will be housed atop the Electron Hall roof as well as in facilities to the south side of the building.


Overall Layout

Stores (Feb 18, 2011)

Schematics for ARIEL