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Missions of the laboratory

LPSC is a laboratory of the National Institute for Nuclear and Particle Physics (IN2P3) at the CNRS and of the University Grenoble Alpes (UGA). Our laboratory is dedicated to research in particle physics, nuclear physics, astroparticle physics, cosmology and accelerator physics in the framework of international collaborations. We are also involved in large programs devoted to applications of nuclear physics and accelerator sciences in the fields of nuclear reactors, more specifically in the studies for Accelerator Driven Systems (ADS) and Generation-IV nuclear power reactors within European collaborations. Finally, we also have significant contributions to the field of instrumentation for health, as a contributor to national research and development efforts within national programs in proton-therapy.



Fundamental Research:

• Particle and nuclear physics
• Astrophysics and cosmology
• Particle accelerators, ion sources and plasma physics
• Reactor physics and medical applications

Applied Research with GENESIS neutron platform:

• Development, test experiments and calibration of detectors, tests of dosimeters...
• Effect of radiation on electronic systems

Technology Transfer:

• Patents: 17, licensing: 8
• Technology to be transferred: Intensity and profile monitor for medical applications


• Low Activity Laboratory (LBA)
• Research Masters courses (Subatomic and Astroparticle physics, Nano-Electronics, Sustainable development)
• Teaching labs: Nuclear instrumentation for subatomic physics, International laboratory for advanced plasma procedures, SIREP platform

KEY DATA (2017)

• Staff: 170 permanent, 35 PhD students, 25 fixed term

• Users: national and international users from universities, research institutes and private companies

• Scientific Production: 230 publications per year

• Available Beams:​ fast neutrons (14 or 2.5 MeV), see

GENESIS: terminal section of the beam line

GENESIS: accelerator front-end

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Arnaud Lucotte

LPSC director


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