Nuclear Science and Radioactive Beams
The EURISOL project is aimed at the design – and subsequent construction – of the “next-generation” European ISOL radioactive ion beam (RIB) facility.
The EURISOL layout consists of a superconducting linear accelerator providing protons of energy 1 GeV and an impressive power of 5 MW, but also capable of accelerating deuterons, 3He and ions up to mass 40. The beams will impinge simultaneously on two types of targets, either directly or after conversion of the protons into neutrons through a spallation target surrounded by kilograms of fissile material.
Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree on Nuclear Physics (GA 2016-2070/001-001)
Nuclear Physics is a broad matter of relevance from both the fundamental knowledge of Nature and the multiple applications to different fields of strategic economical relevance. These include energy resources, biomedical sciences, analysis and characterization of new materials, industrial automatization and control, among others. There is a clear need to support the development of nuclear competences at the European level. In fact, there is no international teaching programme in Europe at the Master level devoted specifically to Nuclear Physics. To meet these needs and challenges, the present project aims at developing a long-lasting international and practice-oriented joint study programme, the “European Master in Nuclear Physics” [NucPhys], to educate Nuclear Physics experts.
Project cost: € 1.891.000
EUROpean Laboratories for Accelerator Based Science (GA 101057511)
This project provides efficient access to the available resources to a large fraction of EUROpean Laboratories for Accelerator Based Sciences (EURO-LABS). It allows the diverse community of users to choose the best state-of-the-art RI or a network of RIs to conduct high impact research, fostering knowledge sharing across scientific fields. EURO-LABS brings together, for the first time, the three communities engaged in Nuclear Physics, Accelerator and Detector technology for High Energy Physics, pioneering a super community of sub-atomic researchers. It allows a synergic implementation of best practices for data management and activities relating to targeted service improvements at these RIs. Joint training activities are foreseen to develop the skills of the next generation researchers to optimally use the RIs services for scientific and technological discoveries.
Project cost: € 14.499.976,00
The European medical isotope programme: Production of high purity isotopes by mass separation (GA 101008571)
PRISMAP proposes to federate a consortium of the key European intense neutron sources, isotope mass separation facilities and high-power accelerators and cyclotrons, with leading biomedical research institutes and hospitals active in the translation of the emerging radionuclides into medical diagnosis and treatment.
The main goal is to provide a sustainable source of high purity grade new radionuclides for medicine, involving from the onset upcoming major European infrastructures, to provide a single-entry point for all researchers active in this field including SMEs, global pharma, nuclear centres, hospitals and universities, using standardised access procedures.
The project thus strives to create a paradigm shift in the early phase research on radiopharmaceuticals, targeted drugs for cancer, theranostics and personalised medicine, shaping the European isotope landmark as a gold standard to accelerate the development of the pharma industry and ultimately of a better healthcare for the improvement of citizens’ life.
Project cost: € 4.995.257,50
Chemical Elements as Tracers of the Evolution of the Cosmos - Infrastructures for Nuclear Astrophysics (GA 101008324)
Nuclear astrophysics studies the origin of the chemical elements: from the Big Bang, to stellar burning, and to neutron star mergers. ChETEC‐INFRA Project's aim is networking the three types of infrastructures that, together, provide the capabilities needed for this quest: astronuclear laboratories supply reaction data, supercomputer facilities perform stellar structure and
nucleosynthesis computations, and telescopes and mass spectrometers collect elemental and isotopic abundance data. Access to nuclear astrophysics research infrastructures will be unified using a novel integrated web portal. The community will be provided with the tools needed to address key questions on solar fusion, neutron capture nucleosynthesis, and explosive stellar processes. In a combined approach designed to facilitate and boost accessibility, synergies and training, the large amount of transnational access provided will enable projects exploiting at least two different types of infrastructures. ChETEC-INFRA is networked with the nuclear astrophysics communities in the United States, China, and Japan.
Project cost: € 4.999.653,75
Advancement and Innovation for Detectors at Accelerators (GA 101004761)
Discoveries in particle physics are technology-driven; more performant accelerators require innovative detectors to unfold their scientific potential, driving available or emerging technologies beyond their limits. AIDAinnova provides state-of-the-art upgrades to research infrastructures, such as test beams and irradiation facilities, and it covers all key technologies for future detectors, in order to increment the potential of detector technologies.
The project advances the European detector development infrastructures through fostering an intensified co-innovation with industry - 10 industrial companies and 3 RTOs [Research and Technology Organisations], together with academic institutions into the consortium, which comprises 46 partners from 15 countries.
Project cost: € 10.000.000
Innovation Fostering in Accelerator Science and Technology (GA n. 101004730)
Particle accelerators are a key asset of the European Research Area. Notwithstanding their high level of maturity, they are now facing critical challenges related to the size and performance of the facilities envisaged for the next step of particle physics research, to the increasing demands to accelerators for applied science, and to the specific needs of societal applications.
In this crucial moment for accelerator evolution, I.FAST aims at enhancing innovation in and from accelerator-based Research Infrastructures (RI) by developing innovative breakthrough technologies common to multiple accelerator platforms, and by defining strategic roadmaps for future developments. I.FAST will focus the technological R&D on long-term sustainability of accelerator-based research, with the goal of developing more performant and affordable technologies, and of reducing power consumption and impact of accelerator facilities, thus paving the way to a sustainable next-generation of accelerators.
Project costs: € 10.608.500
Support for the preparatory phase for the DEMO Orientated Early Neutron Source IFMIF/DONES (GA 870186)
The International Fusion Materials Irradiation Facility - Demo Oriented NEutron Source [IFMIF-DONES] is a novel Research Infrastructure based on a unique neutron source with energy spectrum and flux tuned to those expected for the first wall in future fusion reactors, to investigate radiation damage phenomena and to characterize materials irradiated under such conditions. It will also develop a unique high-current high duty-cycle accelerator technology, liquid metal target technology and advanced control systems. The primary goal of the IFMIF-DONES Preparatory Phase project is to elaborate and draft the consortium agreement allowing for the construction of the facility. This is also the ideal framework to attract other partners, also to ensure the operation and exploitation of the project.
Project cost: € 3.988.290
Accelerator Research and Innovation for European Science and Society (GA 730871)
Particle accelerators are essential tools for delivering excellence in many scientific fields and are widely used in industrial, healthcare and other applications. ARIES aims to develop and demonstrate novel concepts and improve existing accelerator technologies; to provide access to top-class accelerator research and test infrastructures to European researchers and industry; to further integrate the European accelerator community; and to develop a joint strategy towards sustainable accelerator S&T.
Project cost: € 10.176.755,75
European Advanced Superconductivity
Innovation and Training (GA 764879)
The two greatest obstacles to a wide spread adoption of superconductivity remain the limited understanding of its fundamental principles and the yet insufficient capability for large-scale, cost-effective deployment of the technology. This project integrates sound research projects aimed at establishing new technologies as the state of the art, assessing their innovation capacities and equipping a new generation of researchers with the unique skills required to convert knowledge into products.
Project cost: € 3.841.922,16
TTA_22LNL_049 Preliminary study of massive materials and innovative thin film coatings, aimed at reducing the environmental impact of hot rolling.
Project cost: € 105.000
TTA_22LNL_088 Proton lrradiation of Multiple-layer Coatings for Satellite Materials Qualification
Project cost: € 37.210
TTA_18LNL_079 Characterisation of planar samples and consulting activities on PVD commercial coatings, process recipes and PVD plant set-up.
Project cost: € 61.000
TTA_18LNL_072 Realisation of a miniaturised detector Tissue Equivalent Proportional Counter [mini-TEPC] .
Project cost: € 39.650
TTB_20LNL_114 Design and development of a miniaturised detector Tissue Equivalent Proportional Counter [mini-TEPC] improved for applications in proton therapies.
Project cost: € 40.000
TTB_17LNL_033 Study of multi-layer coatings on metal components in vacuum and ultra-high vacuum for possible improvements of mechanical properties.
The objective of the collaborative research is testing the feasibility of increasing the surface hardness of aluminum alloys, coating their surface with layers obtained by physical vapor-phase techniques for future metal-metal sealing applications in experimental high and ultra-high-vacuum apparatus.
Project cost: € 56.000
Laser Powered Accelerator [Call PoC MISE - Programma di valorizzazione INnovazione Tecnologica della Fisica Fondamentale INTEFF]
The project aims to develop a fully functioning prototype of an electrostatic accelerator. The innovativeness consists in the fact that the high voltage is supplied by a new generation technique realised using connection in series of voltage generators, with optical power supply, electrically isolated from the external references, rather than being partitioned from a single high voltage terminal. The electrical insulation is obtained by immersion of the accelerator body in a liquid dielectric [method not contemplated in current accelerators] instead of in high pressure gas.
The accelerator therefore becomes modular and scalable [and so potentially much cheaper], compact in size and easier to maintain.
Project cost: € 57.000
magneTron sputtering cyclotrOn TargEt Manufacturing [Call PoC MISE - Programma di valorizzazione INnovazione Tecnologica della Fisica Fondamentale INTEFF]
Enhancement of the patent n. WO 2019/053570 relating to technological R&D to increase the deposition efficiency of suitable materials [Mo, Y, Cr, ZnO] on various substrates [metallic or not] using the Magnetron Sputtering [MS] technique. The aim is to reduce the losses of the source material, in order to make this method attractive also for isotopically enriched materials [usually very expensive and supplied as powder], typically used to produce radioisotopes for nuclear medicine.
Project cost: € 61.650
2020H5L338 Thin films and radioactivity mitigation to enhance superconducting quantum processors and low temperature particle detectors [D.D. 1628/2020]
This project proposes an innovative approach for the development of superconducting quantum processors and cryogenic particle detectors for rare event searches. Despite these two topics have different fields of application, their implementation is based on some common technological solutions, such as the use of cryogenics, the need for low radioactivity and the adoption of superconductor devices for signal readout.
Project cost: € 895.000
2017P8KMFT Cryogenic Targets for Direct Reactions with Exotic Beams [D.D. 0001061/2019]
The research project aims at constructing cryogenic targets for the study of nuclear reactions with the exotic beams produced by the upcoming SPES facility at LNL. The beams of exotic isotopes produced by SPES will be employed to induce reactions with transfers of neutrons and/or protons between the beam and the target nuclei.
Project cost: € 772.613
2105-0019-1463-2019 Industrialisation of the production of seamless resonant accelerating cavities
This project is carried out with resources from the Regional Operational Programme co-funded by the European Social Fund 2014-2020 of the Veneto Region.
The main objective of this project is to provide a training of excellence to young post-graduates on the turning process in plate for the production of seamless resonant accelerating cavities.
A technology for the production of seamless elliptical accelerating cavities already exists and it has been successfully developed by LNL-INFN, but not the possibility to industrialise the productive process. Thanks to the collaboration with two local companies and in synergy with the metallurgical skills of the University of Padua, the project aims to produce an overall analysis on the possibility of industrialising the turning process in plate for the production of elliptical resonant accelerating cavities.
Project cost: € 152.400,00
Link ROP Veneto ESF: http://sfe.lnl.infn.it/rop-veneto-esf/