Missions of the laboratory

 
LNL IS ONE OF THE FOUR INFN LABORATORIES AND TOGETHER WITH LNL IS OE OF THE EUROPEAN LARGE SCALE FACILITIES AVAILABLE FOR INTERNATIONAL RESEARCHERS. AT LNL BASIC RESEARCH IN NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND NUCLEAR ASTROPHYSICS ARE PERFORMED TOGETHER WITH APPLICATION OF NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGIES AND ACCELERATOR DEVELOPMENTS
         

ACTIONS

Fundamental Research:

• Nuclear structure and reaction dynamics with stable and unstable beams
• Astroparticle physics
• Quantum vacuum
• Search for gravitational waves

 

Applied Research:

• Fusion: Participation to EVEDA construction, test bench for the IFMIF facility; participation to ITER project
• Development of neutron detectors
• R&D for production of radionuclides of medical interest (LARAMED)
• Developments for hadrontherapy
• Development of high power targets for radioactive ion beam (SPES) and neutron (radiation damage, therapy) production
• Developments for high-performance superconducting cavities
• Monitoring of the environmental radioactivity
• R&D of gamma radiation detectors
• Radiobiology

Technology Transfer:

for specifi c information, refer to the webpage www.pg.infn.it/cntt7/home

 

Services:

• Master in: “Surface Treatments for Industrial Applications”
• Training courses for high-school and Under-graduate students
• DOE/INFN Summer Exchange Program
• Workshop and Conference organization (12 events in 2015)

KEY DATA (2016)

Staff: more than 100 permanent positions (researchers, technologists and technicians) and more than 100 short-term positions (master students, PhD students, post-docs, technicians, etc.)

• Users: more than 700 users coming from Italy and other 25 countries worldwide are involved, in using accelerator facilities for physics experiments

• Beams: The accelerators installed at LNL (AN2000, CN, TANDEM, ALPI and PIAVE)

provide 6000 hours/year of beam time

• Scientific Production: 200 publication/year, 20 Master and PhD Degree Thesis/year

 

• New facilities and equipments:

The C70 cyclotron from BEST Teratron has been installed in 2016 and is in its final commissioning phase. The C70 cyclotron will provide the high intensity proton beam for the production of radioactive species within the SPES project. GALILEO, a new generation Germanium array for gamma ray detection has come into operation during 2015 attracting a relevant number of users from different countries
The SPES ISOL source for production and selection of radioactive
species produced by proton induced fission on Uranium carbide (UCx) target
Rozwiń

Dr. Diego Bettoni
e-mail: info@lnl.infn.it

Contact:

INFN
LNL, Viale dell’Università 2,
35020 Legnaro (Padua) Italy