General description

ENSAR2 project 

ENSAR2 (project number: 654002) is the integrating activity for European nuclear scientists who are performing research in three of these major subfields defined by NuPECC: Nuclear Structure, Nuclear Reactions and Applications of Nuclear Science. It proposes an optimised ensemble of Networking (NAs), Joint Research (JRAs) and Transnational Access Activities (TAs), which will ensure qualitative and quantitative improvement of the access provided by the current ten infrastructures (GANIL-SPIRAL2 (F), joint LNL-LNS (I), CERN-ISOLDE (CH), JYFL (FI), ALTO (F), GSI (D), KVI-CART (NL), NLC (PL), IFIN-HH/ELI-NP (RO) and the theoretical physics facility: ECT* (I)), which are at the core of this project.

Objectives of the EURISOL JRA

The EURISOL concept was defined during the EURISOL Design Study in the Sixth Framework Programme. This JRA builds on that work and includes Research and Development activities necessary for the futureEURISOL facility which is one of the priorities of the NuPECC long-range plan. It will also contribute to enhance the performances and output of the ISOL facilities which are participants in ENSAR2, mainly SPIRAL and SPIRAL2 at GANIL, HIE-ISOLDE at CERN and the future SPES at Legnaro. The JRA EURISOL consists of three activities: Improvement of electron-beam ion-charge breeding (ICBT), development of chemically reactive ISOL beams (BEAMLAB), and development of a chart of ISOL beam intensities available through a website (CRIBE). The activity leader will be Yorick Blumenfeld from CNRS-IN2P3/IPN-Orsay. Activity will be closely coordinated with the NUSPRASEN network within which the science case for EURISOL will be updated and which will organize a EURISOL Town Meeting.