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European isotope separation on-line radioactive ion beam facility

Objective

Following the results and recommendations of the EURISOL RTD conceptual design study performed within FP5, the "EURISOL DS" design study aims to carry out detailed engineering-oriented studies and technical prototyping work for the next-generation ISOL Ra dioactive Ion Beam (RIB) facility in Europe. Such a world-class facility, complementary to the "in-flight" facility envisaged elsewhere in Europe, is expected to come into operation in the next decade. It would provide unique world-class research opportu nities in nuclear astrophysics and materials science, and supply new radiopharmaceutical isotopes. The study will address the major technological problems which are orders of magnitudes higher than those currently available anywhere else in the world. A feasibility study into the use of the EURISOL facility for the production of pure electron-neutrinos is an integral part of design study; this is the so-called new "beta-beam" proposal. Synergies which exist between the proposed infrastructure and other European developments will be exploited to mutual advantage. Twenty-one institutes and laboratories within Europe have offered to take part in the design study as full Participants, with additional 21 institutions - either in Europe, North America and A sia - wish to collaborate as Contributors. The participants are drawn from the major European institutions that lead research in Nuclear Physics and associated fields. In this Design Study they provide specific technological expertise on superconducting linear accelerators, high-power targetry, RIB production, ion sources and beam manipulation, radiation safety and instrumentation.

Coordinator

GRAND ACCELERATEUR NATIONAL D'IONS LOURDS

Address

Boulevard Henri Becquerel
Caen

France

Administrative Contact

Yorick BLUMENFELD (Dr)

Participants (19)

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CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

France

COMMISSARIAT À L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE, DIRECTION DES SCIENCES DE LA MATIÈRE

France

EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH

Switzerland

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JUELICH GMBH

Germany

GESELLSCHAFT FUER SCHWERIONENFORSCHUNG M.B.H.

Germany

HORIA HULUBEI - NATIONAL LNSTITUTE FOR PHYSICS AND NUCLEAR ENGINEERING

Romania

INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS

Lithuania

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE

Italy

LNSTITUTE OF PHYSICS, SLOVAK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Slovakia

LNSTITUTE OF PHYSICS, UNIVERSITY OF LATVIA

Latvia

LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany

PAUL SCHERRER LNSTITUT

Switzerland

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL

United Kingdom

STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY

Sweden

THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL

United Kingdom

UNIVERSIDADE DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

Spain

UNIVERSITY OF JYVÄSKYLÄ

Finland

UNIVERSITÉ CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN

Belgium

WARSAW UNIVERSITY

Poland

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 515768

  • Start date

    1 February 2005

  • End date

    31 July 2009

Funded under:

FP6-INFRASTRUCTURES

  • Overall budget:

    € 15 976 400

  • EU contribution

    € 9 161 900

Coordinated by:

GRAND ACCELERATEUR NATIONAL D'IONS LOURDS

France