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Welcome to Legnaro National Laboratories (LNL)

lnl flagsLNL is one of the four national labs of the Italian Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN). The mission is to perform basic research in nuclear physics and nuclear-astrophysics, together with applications of nuclear technologies.

Around 700 scientists from all over the world are involved in the ongoing research programs. Every day about 250 people work at LNL, half of them being INFN employees (physicists, engineers, technicians....) the remaining half coming from universities and research institutions in Italy and abroad. The laboratory budget is nearly 20 Million Euro per year, half for handling and research, half for personnel. Strength points are the development of particle accelerators and of nuclear radiation detectors, and the technology transfer.

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INFN phase 2: activities at LNL

"We are very satisfied with how the INFN has been able to react to this complex and unprecedented situation, both in the first phase of the emergency and in this second phase of recovery", comments Antonio Zoccoli, president of the INFN. "Our organization has once again demonstrated its solidity and its flexibility, both organizational and scientific, and its great spirit of community". "The merit of this goes to all our employees who have spent themselves with seriousness and dedication, despite the personal and professional difficulties caused by the crisis, to allow the continuation of the essential activities before, and now the gradual restart of our other activities, ensuring in this way the continuous contribution of the INFN to the country, thanks also to scientific projects developed specifically for the fight against the pandemic ".

At the National Laboratories of Legnaro (LNL), face-to-face activities began to resume from May 4th, based on technical and scientific priorities. In June, on average 90 people a day work on site with the presence of the companies that are carrying out the agreed maintenance and installation activities, especially for the SPES project. The SPES Cyclotron source has returned to operation and acceleration tests are being carried out up to 1 MeV energy. Work has also continued in the workshop and the construction, brazing and qualification of the drift tubes of the ESS DTL so as to limit the delays due to the emergency.

INFN Press release (Italian language)


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File reporitory

Organic light-emitting transistor as nanoscale light source for optical sensing
by Stefano Toffanin (CNR (ISMN))
Friday 19 Jun 2020 from 15:00 to 17:00, online

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