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LNL Accelerators

Six accelerators are available at LNL: CN, AN2000, TANDEM, ALPI, PIAVE, SPES.

Three of them (CN, AN2000 and TANDEM) are electrostatic accelerators with different and complementary performances.

ALPI is a linear RF accelerator (linac), based on superconducting quarter wave resonators and used to give an energy boost to ions already accelerated by the TANDEM.

PIAVE is also a linear RF accelerator; it is based on a superconducting RFQ ("Radio Frequency Quadrupole)" configuration; it can be used as ALPI injector.

SPES is a facility to provide the acceleration of exotic beams (Radioactive Beams).


Call for proposals (CN)

Call for proposals (AN2000)

Call for proposals (TANDEM-PIAVE-ALPI)


CN beam time schedule

AN2000 beam time schedule

TANDEM-PIAVE-ALPI beam time schedule


Tandem-Piave-Alpi status now

CN status now

Table of TAP representative ions with energies and currents


CN

CN is mainly used for interdisciplinary research, neutron physics and advanced educational purposes.

Proposals of experiments are evaluated and selected by the 9 members of Program Advisory Committee (PAC).

Its main features are:

  • It is an Electrostatic accelerator, Van de Graaff type

  • It has a single stage belt-charging system

  • The maximum terminal working voltage is 6 MV, after 3 days of conditioning or 5 MV after 2 days of conditioning

  • Available accelerated ions are 1H+, 2H+, 3He+, 4He+, 4He++,15N++

  • The beam may be continuous or pulsed (pulsed beams: 1H+, 4He+)

  • The maximum ion energies are 6 MeV for single charged ions; 12 MeV for 4He++; 8 MeV for 15N++ 

  • There is 1 experimental hall and 7 beam lines

CN general info

Call for proposals (CN)

CN beam time schedule

CN status


AN2000

AN2000 is mainly used principally for interdisciplinary studies in materials science, solid state physics, biomedical analysis, radiation and environmental physics and geology, with nuclear investigation techniques such as Rutherford and Non-Rutherford Backscattering (RBS), 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 micro-beam facility is available on the 0° beam line.
Proposals of experiments are evaluated and selected by the 9 members of Program Advisory Committee (PAC).

Its main features are:
  • It is an Electrostatic accelerator, Van de Graaff type
  • It has a single stage belt-charging system
  • The maximum terminal working voltage is 2.2 MV
  • Available accelerated ions: 1H+, 4He+
  • The beam is only continuous
  • The maximum ion energy is 2.2 MeV
  • There is 1 experimental hall with 5 beam lines, one of them is dedicated to the micro-beam facility

AN2000 General info

Call for proposals (AN2000)

AN2000 beam time schedule



TANDEM
 
TANDEM is mainly used for fundamental heavy-ions nuclear physics experiments.
Proposals are evaluated and selected by a PAC (Program Advisory Committee).

Its main features are:
  • Electrostatic accelerator, Van de Graaff type;
  • Double stage with two stripper stations (one at the terminal and one in the High Energy stage) - Laddertron charging system;
  • Maximum working voltage: 14 MV;
  • Available accelerated ions range from 1H to 197Au;
  • Continuous and pulsed beam;
  • Energy: from 30 MeV/AMU for 1H to about 1.5 MeV/AMU for 197Au;
  • 3 experimental halls;
  • 10 beam lines;
  • injector for ALPI, too.

Call for proposals (TANDEM-PIAVE-ALPI)

TANDEM-PIAVE-ALPI beam time schedule

List of past experiments at TANDEM-PIAVE-ALPI

List of negative ions with available currents

Tandem-Piave-Alpi status now


ALPI

ALPI is mainly used for fundamental heavy-ions nuclear physics experiments at intermediate energy.

Linear superconducting quarter-wave resonant cavities accelerator. At present ions are injected by Tandem.

Proposals are evaluated and selected on the basis of scientific merit by a PAC (Program Advisory Committee).

Main features are:

  • Superconducting material: Lead and Niobium;
  • Accelerated Ions: from 28Si to 197Au;
  • Energy: about 20 MV multiplied the ion charge state;
  • The total output energy of ions emerging from the Tandem-Alpi complex is the sum of injection energy (Tandem acting as injector) and ALPI energy. Hence the total energy of the complex is about 35 x charge state (MeV);
  • Experimental halls and beam lines: the same ones of Tandem-XTU

Call for proposals (TANDEM-PIAVE-ALPI)

TANDEM-PIAVE-ALPI beam time schedule

List of past experiments at TANDEM-PIAVE-ALPI

List of ions with energies and currents

Tandem-Piave-Alpi status now



PIAVE

Lavori-in-corso


Call for proposals (TANDEM-PIAVE-ALPI)

TANDEM-PIAVE-ALPI beam time schedule

List of past experiments at TANDEM-PIAVE-ALPI

List of positive ions with energies and currents

Tandem-Piave-Alpi status now


SPES

SPES cyclotron

Lavori-in-corso



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Tuesday, 4 February 2020 from 10:00 to 13:00, LAE meeting room


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