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The advancement of SPIRAL 2 project

Abstract : After a detailed design study phase (2003-2004), the SPIRAL2 project at GANIL (Caen, France) was officially approved in May 2005, and is now in its phase of construction, with a project group in which many French laboratories (CEA,CNRS) and international partners are participants. The SPIRAL2 facility is composed of a multi-beam driver accelerator (5mA/40Mev deuterons, 5mA/33Mev protons, 1mA/14.5 Mev/u heavy ions), a dedicated building for the production of radioactive ion beams (RIBs), the existing cyclotron CIME for the post acceleration of the RIBs, and new experimental areas. It will deliver high intensity beams for radioactive ion production by the ISOL method (the main process being the fission of a uranium carbide target), and stable heavy ions for nuclear and interdisciplinary physics. A high intensity neutron flux will also be produced for irradiation and time-of-flight experiments. In this paper we describe the various parts of this facility, the results obtained with prototypes of several major components, the status of the construction itself, and the research and development which remains to be done in some domains, including safety aspects.
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Pierre Bertrand, M.H. Moscatello. The advancement of SPIRAL 2 project. 18th International Conference on Cyclotrons and their Applications - Cyclotrons 2007, Oct 2007, Giardini-Naxos, Italy. pp.39-41. ⟨in2p3-00339996⟩



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