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Construction stage 1 of the International Accelerator Facility, Darmstadt Ion Research and Antiproton Centre (DIRAC)

Objective

The present proposal has as its objective a major advance in facility performance and research capability at the UNILAC/SIS18 accelerator system at the GSI Laboratory in Darmstadt, Germany. The proposed construction project aims, in one step, at two goal s: i) substantial increases in primary ion beam intensity at the present facility, with factors of five (at high charge state), respectively fifty (at low charge state), and correspondingly increased secondary intensities for beams of pions and 'radioactive beams', and ii) optimisation of the current facility as injector for the Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR) as planned by the European science community. The intensity increase will arise from two upgrades of the space charge limited heavy-ion synchrotron SIS18: an increase in cycling frequency and a reduction of space charge by injection at lower charge state. The intensity increase will provide radioactive beam experiments through in-flight fragmentation to approach the next-generation intensity levels.

The new capabilities can be fully utilized because we propose here, at moderate cost and effort, to adapt the experimental infrastructure with the R3B-Magnet and the upgrade of the HADES-Spectrometer to the higher secondary beam intensities. The concept of FAIR will provide for a highly parallel operation between several research programs. It was subsequently evaluated by the Wissenschaftsrat of the German Federal Government and other science groups (including NuPECC). In 2003 the German Federal Government announced approval of the project, with Germany providing up to 75% of the funding. At least 25% of the construction costs have to come from international partners. In September 2004 a Memorandum of Understanding to participate in the construction and operation of FAIR was signed by 10 countries. The SIS18 upgrade as injector for the new facility is part of the first phase of a three-phase staged construction scenario.

Call for proposal

FP6-2003-INFRASTRUCTURES-4
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Funding Scheme

CNI-SSA - Construction of new infrastructures implemented as Specific Support Actions

Coordinator

GESELLSCHAFT FUER SCHWERIONENFORSCHUNG MBH
Address
Planckstrasse 1
Darmstadt
Germany

Participants (13)

BUDKER INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR PHYSICS
Russia
Address
11 Acad. Lavrentiev Prospect
Novosibirsk
COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE
France
Address
31-33 Rue De La Federation
Paris
COUNCIL FOR THE CENTRAL LABORATORY OF THE RESEARCH COUNCIL, DARESBURY LABORATORY
United Kingdom
Address
Daresbury, Warrington
Cheshire
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JUELICH GMBH
Germany
Address
Leo-brandt-str.
Juelich
INSTITUTE FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCE
Russia
Address
60Th October Anniversary Pr. 7A
Moscow
INSTITUTE OF HIGH CURRENT ELECTRONICS SB RAS
Russia
Address
2/3 Akademichesky Avenue
Tomsk
JAGIELLONIAN UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS
Poland
Address
Reymonta 4
Krakow
JOHANN WOLFGANG GOETHE-UNIVERSITAET FRANKFURT
Germany
Address

Frankfurt/main
LABORATORIO DE INSTRUMENTACAO E FISICA EXPERIMENTAL DE PARTICULAS
Portugal
Address
Departemento De Fisica, Universade De Coimbra
Coimbra
NUCLEAR PHYSICS INSTITUTE, ACADEMY OF SCIENCE OF CZECH REPUBLIC
Czechia
THE SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Address
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
Swindon
UNIVERSIDADE DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Spain
Address
Pazo De San Xerome - Praza Do Obradoiro, S/n
Santiago De Compostela
UPPSALA UNIVERSITY / THE SVEDBERG LABORATORY
Sweden
Address
Sankt Olofsgatan 10B
Uppsala