The 2.5 MV LNL AN2000 Van de Graaff accelerator is used principally for interdisciplinary studies in materials science, solid state physics, biomedical analysis, radiation and environmental physics and geology.
About 25 research groups coming from several national and international universities and research institutions use the LNL facility, for a total effective beam-time of about 2500 hours.
The beam time is used mainly for carrying out solid state and material science experiments using elemental depth profiling with nuclear investigation techniques such as Rutherford and Non-Rutherford Backscattering (RBS) with proton and a-particles beams, Ion Channeling, Elastic Recoil Detection Analysis (ERDA), low energy nuclear reaction analysis (NRA) and Proton Induced x-ray Emission (PIXE) on crystalline and amorphous semiconductors, ceramic and glassy materials and on metal alloy thin films or on environmental city or marine aerosol samples.
The proton micro-beam facility is used for experiments involving high-lateral resolution micro-PIXE analysis of semiconductor, geological and environmental-aerosol samples and also single-event interaction, Ion Beam Induced Luminescence using rarefied low intensity proton beams.
Several groups of students of the Universities of Padova (Dept. of Physics), Trento (Dept. of Materials Engineering) and Venezia (Science Faculty, Materials Science Diploma) access every year the AN2000 laboratory for a fraction of the time, for carrying out didactic experiments concerning thin films analysis.
How to apply for beam time
Proposals are evaluated and selected on the basis of scientific merit by a User Selection Panel for Interdisciplinary Research (USIP)
Please, refer to the Application page.
Name position phone +39-049 fax
Valentino Rigato AN2000 Accelerator Coordinator 8068.511/560 641925 email@example.com Enrico Fioretto Responsible of User Service 8068437 / 566 641925 firstname.lastname@example.org Demetre Zafiropoulos Responsible of Radioprotection Service 8068484 8068889 email@example.com
Secretarial Staff 8068342 8068514 firstname.lastname@example.org Barbara Tonello Direction Secretariat Service (User registration) 8068521 8068514 email@example.com