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DOE/INFN Summer Exchange Program for 2019

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Research activities at LNL focus on targets for the production of radioisotopes in SPES project

During this period students can increase their experience in science and technology that are relevant for their academic training. Opportunities include participation in target developments.

LNL will be partially closed for summer vacation in August.

Please note that free-lodging at LNL guesthouse and free lunches at LNL canteen are available for DOE students.

Local secretary: Luisa Pegoraro (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

The 3 available positions at INFN-LNL for year 2019 are the following:

1) Production of gadolinium based refractory targets to produce terbium isotopes
Description:
Production and characterization of gadolinium based targets (particularly gadolinium boride) by means of uniaxial pressing and sintering in a high vacuum furnace. Release and ionization of terbium (stable) isotopes in the SPES off-line front-end, to verify the capability of the gadolinium based target to sustain high temperature in high vacuum and to release Tb .


Tutor: Stefano Corradetti (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Preferred period: September/October 2019

2) Additive manufacturing for plasma ion sources
Description:
Additive manufacturing for metallic high temperature materials (Ta, W, …) at INFN: description of the general status and research of papers describing related R&D activities in the international community. Definition of a plasma source architecture capable to take advantage of the specific degrees of freedom related to additive manufacturing.

Tutor: Mattia Manzolaro (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Preferred period: September/October 2019

3)Electrostatic Powder pLating for Accelerator TargEts (E_PLATE)

Description: The E-PLATE project is devoted to R&D on HIgh energy VIbration Powders Plating (HIVIPP) technique for accelerator target production starting from enriched powder materials. The main goal of project E-PLATE is to identify the reason of the thickness limitation of HIVIPP deposit and overcome it, in order to allow the preparation of the targets as for nuclear cross-section measurements (program-minimum), as for medical radionuclides production (program-maximum). The achievement of the E-PLATE project goals is planned through an extensive study of the factors that can cause the “saturation” effect in HIVIPP: powders size, powders oxidation level, substrate properties, the geometry of the deposition system and electric field parameters. During this summer project we propose an opportunity to follow the experimental activity of the second year of the CSN5 of INFN project E_PLATE (financed for 2018-2019 as a Grant for young researchers, national responsible - Hanna Skliarova), including: preparation of the raw materials: powders (included metal cryomilling) and substrates, preparation of the experiment in a controlled atmosphere, deposition of the targets with E-PLATE system, analysis of the deposits (in a case of availability of corresponding infrastructures analysis by SEM, SEM-EDS, RBS with AN2000 accelerator).

Tutor: Hanna Skliarova (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Preferred period: September/October 2019 or June/July 2019 

LNL Events


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Programma INFN Docenti (PID)
INFN-LNL, 10-14 February 2020


 

LNL Seminars


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The results of E-PLATE project
by Dr Hanna Skliarova (LNL)
Tuesday 17 December 2019 from 10:30 to 12:30, Villi meeting room


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