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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.