First radioactive beam for the novel COeCO decay station

A beam of gallium 80 was sent to COeCO at the beginning of the beamtime. About 8 times more gallium was measured when comparing laser ionized beam and surface ionized beam. The figure shows the spectrum with a insert of the area of interest where we can see the 659 keV transition from the first excited 2+ state to the 0+ ground state in germanium 80, daughter of gallium 80. The spectrum in bleu was obtained with laser OFF meaning that only the UV laser was off. The spectrum also shows the transitions from the decay of the europium 152 source located inside the chamber of COeCO.