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Technological Challenge

spiral2 scheme

2009-07-06 04:50 PM
Terra Incognita

carte des noyaux

2009-07-03 01:20 PM

Key dates

  • 2006: Selection of the accelerator project

 Formation of the project team

  • 2007: Redrafting of the technical project and construction planning into 2 phases

Phase 1: Construction of the LINAC and experimental rooms for S3 and NFS
Phase 2: Construction of the radioactive beam production facility

  • 2008: Specification of the phase 1 infrastructures

  • 2009: Filing applications

Filing of the safety study and building permit applications

  • 2010: Public Inquiry and beginning of the building site

Public Inquiry
Building permit obtained for phase 1 buidlings

Beginning of the building site

  • 2011: Building of phase 1 and specifications for phase 2

Beginning of the construction of phase 1 buildings

17 October : official launch of the construction of SPIRAL2

Continuation of specifications for phase 2, begun in 2010

  • 2012: Authorization decree for phase 1 creation

14 December: launch of accelerator construction

  • 2014: First SPIRAL2 beam

On 19 December 2014 at 18:30, first protons have been produced from the sources to the Low Energy Line before acceleration.

  • 2015: First accelerated proton beam

On 3 December 2015 at 9:00, first protons have been accelerated in SPIRAL2 injector.


Page Organization
Such a large-scale project requires a well-structured, methodical and efficient organization. GANIL works with its partner laboratories in order to achieve a common objective: to delve even further into the mysteries of nuclear physics research. SPIRAL 2 is thus an international project with great promise. The facility will be set into operation in 2013.
Page Partnerships
SPIRAL2 is the result of the technical and scientific teamwork established between several French, European and international laboratories.
Page The Agreement
Through this agreement, the different partners undertake to contribute towards the financing of the GANIL-led SPIRAL2 project, over a 6-year period, with a total construction cost estimated at nearly 130 million euros.

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