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July 11, 2019
Administrative authorization for the commissioning of SPIRAL2 facility at GANIL
On 8th July, the French nuclear safety authority gave the administrative authorization to start up the full SPIRAL2 facility at GANIL. This opens the way for the various steps involved in the commissioning of the accelerator, eventually leading to the…
July 11, 2019
The 2019 experimental campaign with the cyclotrons continues at GANIL: new experimental challenges
The 2019 GANIL experimental campaign was marked by the first use of unique combinations of several new high-performance detectors. Thanks to the state-of-art instrumentation and beam developments for radioactive ion beams, new challenging experiments are being performed by international collaborations.…
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March 28, 2019
Call for proposals of nuclear physics experiments at GANIL
The next meeting of the GANIL Program Advisory Committee (PAC) will take place between the middle of September and the middle of October 2019, at GANIL. The deadline for submission of the proposals is May 30th 2019 (14:00 CET). More information on: https://www.ganil-spiral2.eu/en/scientists/running-an-experiment-in-ganil/proposing-an-experiment/call-for-proposals-xpgan/
January 30, 2019
Portes ouvertes du GANIL le 16 mars 2019
Le GANIL ouvrira ses portes au public le 16 mars prochain. Les visiteurs seront guidés dans les coulisses des installations uniques du GANIL et de SPIRAL2 et pourront découvrir les instruments de recherche de pointe utilisés par les scientifiques. Les…
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January 17, 2019
2019 GANIL Scientific Council
The next GANIL-SPIRAL2 Scientific Council will be held on Monday, January 21st and Tuesday, January 22nd, at GANIL. The members of the Scientific Council will review the current status of the accelerators and the present and upcoming instrumentation. A selection…
November 12, 2018
Status of the RFQ (Radio Frequency Quadrupole) of SPIRAL2 and recent improvement
Many results have been achieved over the past few months. The RFQ RF commissioning was improved with a better control of the RF chains and thanks to the long time spent on RF commissioning. The cavity can now sustain its…
November 9, 2018
Coexistence of three different nuclear shapes disentangled in 98Zr
The shapes of atomic nuclei are known to evolve as a function of neutron and proton numbers. This evolution is usually gradual. The chain of zirconium isotopes represents a notable exception, exhibiting one of the most dramatic shape changes in…
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November 8, 2018
The 2018 GANIL Program Advisory Committee (PAC) on nuclear physics experiments
Following the Call for proposals held in March 2018, the next Program Advisory Committee meeting was held in GANIL on November 15th and 16th, 2018. The PAC considered new proposals for nuclear physics experiments that can be scheduled during the…
October 22, 2018
Improvements of the SPIRAL2 cryogenic system continue
Adjustments on SPIRAL2 cryogenic system are in progress. These modifications aim to: - stabilize of the operation of the system, in particular the pressure of the helium baths, an essential criteria for the injection of the radiofrequency power in the…
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October 16, 2018
Kick-off meeting of the GANIL Users Executive Committee (GUEC)
The kick-off meeting of the GANIL Users Executive Committee (GUEC) was held on October 8th, 2018, in Caen during the GANIL Community Meeting. At this occasion, the members of the committee discussed how to ensure the role and missions of…