Copyright – CNRS/IJCLab – 2020

The Nuclear Physics pole of IJCLab is the result of the reunion of the IPN and CSNSM teams, themselves stemming from a long line of physicists going back to the foundation of the Orsay campus and to the very origins of this discipline in France. The pole has a scientific culture built up over more than six decades in two laboratories that interacted continuously, one, a great builder of machines, pioneer in the heavy-ion field and builder of GANIL, and the other, a forerunner of mass spectrometry techniques, nuclear spectroscopy and ion sources. The combination of these teams has led to a scientific pole with about 70 researchers (one third of whom are PhD students) whose scientific profiles are oriented towards the construction of new instruments, the development of new beams and the deployment of our expertise concerning all facets of nuclear spectroscopy.

The nuclear physicists of our laboratory thus have a strong involvement in national and international projects. Locally, they also make an essential contribution to the development and the scientific exploitation of the Andromède and ALTO research platforms. They find themselves in a natural network of close collaborations not only with the teams of these platforms but also with certain teams of the Accelerator Physics pole. There are additional convergences of thematic interests with certain teams of the A2C Pole (nuclear astrophysics), the E&E Pole (nuclear data, materials under irradiation, targets) and the Theory Pole (strong interaction and many-body problem).

The pole in the IJCLab highlights

News of the pole

  • Commissioning of the COeCO setup
    The new experimental setup COeCO designed for the study of β-delayed conversion electrons emitted by neutron-rich nuclei produced by ALTO (Orsay), has recently been built, assembled and tested.  The system features two magnetic coils (in red in the left picture […]
  • GBAR on France Culture
    How antimatter interacts with gravity is one of the key questions in physics which are simple enough to ask, but incredibly difficult to answer, especially if the answer is supposed to be rooted in experimental proof. In the case of […]
  • Dark Boson: New JEDI at Andromède for a first experiment
    The hall of the Andromède accelerator is in full activity at the end of 2021. Three experiments are being set up there, STELLA, NanoCR and New JEDI. New JEDI is the acronym for New Judicious Experiment for Dark sectors Investigations. […]

Major collaborations and projects