THE ELI - NUCLEAR PHYSICS FACILITY
To be built in Bucharest-Magurele, ELI-NP will be one of the three pillars of ELI - THE EXTREME LIGHT INFRASTRUCTURE, along with the facilities dedicated to the study of secondary sources (Dolni Brezany, near Prague) and attosecond pulses (Szeged).
ELI-NP is a very complex facility which will host two machines of extreme performances:
- A very high intensity laser with two 10 PW lasers
- A very intense (~1013 γ/s), brilliant γ beam, ~ 0.1 % bandwidth, with E γ > 19 MeV, which is obtained by incoherent Compton back scattering of a laser light off an intense electron beam (Ee> 700 MeV) produced by a warm LINAC. ( More details )
ELI-NP will create a new European laboratory to consistently investigate a very broad range of science domains, from new fields of fundamental physics, new nuclear physics and astrophysics topics, to applications in material science, life sciences and nuclear materials management.