Transnational Access Activities
ENSAR, representing the communities of Nuclear Structure, Nuclear Astrophysics and Applications of Nuclear Science, identifies 7 facilities of prime interest for FP7. They are: ALTO (F), CERN-ISOLDE (EUR), GANIL (F), GSI (D), JYFL (FI), KVI (NL), and joint LNL-LNS (I). These world-class facilities are prominent with regard to:
- accelerator specifications. These facilities provide stable and radioactive ion beams of excellent qualities ranging in energies from tens of keV/u to a few GeV/u. The stable ion beams range from (polarised) protons to uranium. Radioactive ion beams are produced using the two complementary methods of in-beam fragmentation and isotope separation on line (ISOL), so that several hundred isotopes are available for the user.
- available instrumentation. These include a variety of ancillary equipment to detect gammarays, neutrons and light and heavy ions. Unique detectors include arrays of scintillators, solid-state defectors and magnetic spectrometers, etc.
- of course, most paramount is the interest of the user communities in being offered access.
These facilities belong to the European Network of Complementary Large-scale Facilities which is supported NuPECC. The facilities are monitored by the community via NuPECC. Certain experimental proposals use the same unique equipment at different facilities to take advantage of the complementarity in available beams and energies. These equipments are constructed to be moved to different facilities.
||Institution providing access ||Coordinator
||GANIL, Caen, France
Provides the international users community with stable (from C to U) and radioactive heavy-ion beams from keV to about 100MeV/u and with dedicated equipment for nuclar physics and interdisciplinary research.
|| GSI, Darmstadt, Germany
For nuclear structure and multidisciplinary research with ion beams, the GSI infrastructure provides stable and exotic beams of all ion species from H to U at energies up to 2 GeV/nucleon.
||INFN-LNL-LNS, Legnaro & Catania, Italy
The continuous development of the research infrastructures (accelerators and installed set-ups) present at LNL and LNS make possible to perform experiments scanning the wide energy range from a few hundred keV/u to about 80 MeV/u.
||JYU-JYFL, Jyväskylä, Finland
Access to Research Infrastructure “JYFL Accelerator Laboratory”. A large variety of stable-ion beams and special instruments (IGISOL ion guide + ion-traps + lasers, RITU recoil separator + GREAT spectrometer + JuroGam Ge-array and special beam lines) are available for studies of exotic nuclei and related applications.
||RUG-KVI, Groningen, The Netherlands
KVI avails of the super-conducting cyclotron AGOR delivering polarised p- and d-beams up to 200 MeV and light and heavy ions up to 95A MeV for q/A = ½. The facility is equipped with the Big-Bite Spectrometer and multiple auxiliary equipment giving it the leading role in the study of Giant Resonances and charge-exchange modes. It also avails of a good infrastructure for novel technical developments.
|Klaus Jungmann / Marjan Koopmans
||CERN-ISOLDE, Geneva, Switzerland
ISOLDE, located at CERN, can produce a large variety of radioactive ion beams for studies in nuclear, atomic and solid-state physics, and life sciences. Through REX the ion beams can be post-accelerated to 3.1 MeV/u and higher energies. The ISOLDE collaboration, consisting of 10 member states, is the interface between the user community and CERN.
||CNRS-ALTO, Orsay, France
The ALTO facility can deliver radioactive beams, stable beams and cluster beams
having a large physics case from nuclear structure to atomic physics, cluster physics,
biology and nanotechnology.