ISOLDE Machine Supervisors are part of the BE/OP-group at CERN. We are responsible for the operation of ISOLDE. Main work tasks include target changes, setting up of stable and radioactive beam on ISOLDE's two mass separators, HRS & GPS and to make sure that the various experiments (in the field of nuclear and atomic physics, solid-state physics, life sciences and material science) are provided with requested isotopes. IMS's are also responsible for maintenance and upgrades/modifications of the current beamlines and controls equipment. To synchronize and plan daily work in line with the ISOLDE users requests.
ISOLDE is one of the world's leading isotope separation facilities and can produce a total of more than 1000 different isotopes with energies up to 3 MeV per nucleon. ISOLDE is continuously making improvements to their facility in order to maintain their position and has been doing so since their start in Oct. 1967. Latest improvement work includes an upgrade of the Resonance Ionization Laser Ion Source (RILIS) and the installation of a Radio Frequency Cooler and Buncher (RFQ). Both upgrades have been succesfully implemented and showed very good results in further purifying beams and increase the selectivity of different isotopes.