Beam time request September-December 2023: call for proposals

We inform you that the Program Advisory Committee (PAC) of the Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro (LNL) of INFN will meet on July 10 – 12, 2023.

The PAC will select experiments to be performed with the Tandem, CN and AN2000 accelerators during the period September – December, 2023.

The deadline for the submission of proposals is June 2nd, 2023.


Accelerators available during the period September – December 2023

First accelerated beam in DTL at ESS

On 20 and 21 April, the first beam was accelerated through the 4 drift tube linac installed in the tunnel of the European Spallation Source (ESS) in Lund, Sweden. The intensity of the current and the energy of the beam correspond to what was foreseen by the calculations, without the need for correction of the trajectory. Accurate measurements on the properties of the beam will be made in the coming weeks; INFN LNL staff will also be present in this crucial phase. The first accelerated beam is the ultimate proof of the quality of INFN long and tenacious work, carried out between Legnaro and Turin, and in Lund too.

Internal view of the drift tube linac for European Spallation Source build by INFN people.

Tumors: FIRE, an innovative dosimeter for proton therapy, passes the first tests

The project involved researchers from INFN, CNR and the Universities of Bologna, Naples, Roma Tre, Padua and Trento in the development of a flexible and inexpensive proton detector that will be able to maximize the effects of radiotherapy therapies by precisely monitoring the radiation doses released on cancer cells. The results of the experiment are published in the NPJ Flexible Electronics series of the journal Nature.

Link to the article

Two scintillator detectors