WP2 – Research Infrastructures for Nuclear Physics

Adam Maj (IFJ-PAN)

This activity aims at providing TA to various RIs providing stable ions, radioactive ions and neutrons at various energies, combined with state-of-the-art equipment to explore nuclei under extreme conditions. Virtual access (VA) to a theoretical repository will also be provided, to access model calculations, both for planning and interpretation of experiments conducted at the TA facilities. The broad access offer provided to users of EURO-LABS is expected to provide a crucial support to address emerging new challenges in the fields of nuclear and HEP.
The scientific goal of the WP2 is to provide enhanced opportunities for exploring nuclei under extreme conditions: at high temperatures (T), at high angular momentum (L), at large isospin (N/Z), i.e. nuclei close to the proton or neutron dripline with extreme masses (A).
The general approach of WP2 is to offer potential users the transnational and virtual access to those RIs, which in a complementary way span opportunity for investigation of important nuclear physics phenomena that are pertinent to answer Big Questions.
The RIs included in WP2 provide access to an extremely broad range of installations and services, focused on delivering excellence in fields including, but not limited to:
Fundamental Nuclear Science, Nuclear Astrophysics, Neutron Physics, Physics beyond the Standard Model, Interdisciplinary Research, Applications of Nuclear Science, Atomic Physics,  Biophysics, Medical Physics, Materials Science.


Task Task Name Objectives/Activities Task Leader
2.1 Stable ion beams Promote/facilitate the access to stable beams with extremely high intensity and the matching target technology, that is essential to investigate extremely small production cross-sections, e.g. for the synthesis of new chemical elements and specific isotopes Paul Greenlees (JYU)
2.2 Radioactive ion beams Promoting and/or facilitating transnational access to an extremely wide spectrum of radioactive ion beams, including the use of the new facilities at SPES and S3 at SPIRAL2, for path breaking research on nuclei far from stability Iulian Stephan (CNRS)
2.3 Neutron beams Measurements of high-resolution neutron-induced reactions in an extremely wide range of kinetic energies (from sub-meV up to GeV), for the modelling of processes taking place in astrophysical sites and for applications in advanced nuclear technology developments Alberto Mengoni (CERN)
2.4 Theoretical support Foster a stronger synergy between theory and experiments by opening up virtual access to established computing codes and theoretical tools for planning and analysing experiments performed at TA Ris and for the wider community. Gert Aarts (FBK)
2.5 Service Improvements Improve remote access, improved access for biomedical applications, efficient sharing of traveling detectors, improved ion beam variety and stability, targets for high intense beams

Provide improvements of the services offered by the RIs:
C1) Streamlined and remote access
C2) Targets for high intense beams
C3) Biomedical application (FLASH@EURO-LABS)
C4) Improving Ion Beam services in variety and stability (ERIBS)
C5) Optimal employment of travelling gamma detectors (INTRANS)

Marco Durante (GSI)

Subtask coordinators:
C1) P.Napiorkowski (ŚLCJ UW)
C2) M.Cavallaro (INFN)
C3) M.Durante (GSI)
C4) H.Koivistu (JYU)
C5) M.Górska (GSI)


D# Task Deliverable Name Due date Leader Type
D2.1 2.1 Report on Access to Stable Beam Facilities 30 Jun 2026 JYU Report
D2.2 2.2 Report on Access to Radioactive-ion Beam Facilities 30 Jun 2026 CNRS-ALTO Report
D2.3 2.3 Report on the research activities and the main results obtained in each of the RI providing neutron beams 30 Jun 2026 CERN Report
D2.4 2.4 Report on access to the Theory for Experiments facilities 30 Jun 2026 FBK-ECT* Report
D2.5 2.5 Report on the Service Improvements 31 Aug 2025 GSI Report


MS# Task Milestone Name Delivery date Leader Means of verification
MS2 2.1 Calls of proposals/projects to access facilities completed 28 Feb 2023 JYU Survey / questionnaire to stable beam access facilities
MS3 2.1 All provision of access offered completed 30 Jun 2026 JYU Access to stable beam facilities (Survey / questionnaire)
MS4 2.2 Calls of proposals/projects to access facilities completed 28 Feb 2023 CNRS-ALTO Survey / questionnaire to radioactive-ion beam access facilities
MS5 2.2 Completion of all the experiments proposed 30 Jun 2026 CNRS-ALTO Access to radioactive-ion beam facilities (Survey / questionnaire)
MS6 2.3 Calls of proposals/projects to access facilities completed 28 Feb 2023 CERN Survey / questionnaire to neutron beam access facilities
MS7 2.3 Completion of all the experiments proposed 30 Jun 2026 CERN Access to neutron beam facilities (Survey / questionnaire)
MS8 2.4 Calls for proposals to be hosted at ECT* 29 Feb 2024 FBK-ECT* ECT* web page
MS9 2.4 EURO-LABS-related workshops carried out at ECT* 28 Feb 2026 FBK-ECT* Workshop programs at ECT* web page
MS10 2.4 Contracted personnel for Theo4Exp VA in place and first codes available for users in the virtual facility 29 Feb 2024 FBK-ECT* Available software validated by the IRP
MS11 2.4 All codes installed at Theo4Exp VA and interoperability among different nodes established 28 Feb 2026 FBK-ECT* All software released and validated by IRP
MS12 2.5 Completed database containing selected features of remote-access toolkit 29 Feb 2024 UNIWARSAW (ŚLCJ) Database validated and web interface released
MS13 2.5 Production of a report to define the state of the art in the field (targets for NP) and collect the requests from the community 30 Nov 2022 INFN Report complete and available
MS14 2.5 Reports on FLASH detectors for different facilities 29 Feb 2024 GSI Report complete and available
MS15 2.5 Conceptual plan for online monitoring of long-term operation beam stability 31 Aug 2023 JYU Report of conceptual plan released
MS16 2.5 Organisation of hands-on workshops & training schools 28 Feb 2025 GSI Website for training events available