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P2IO funded platforms

Tcherenkov effect, Credits: Pierre HECKLER

P2IO subsidizes several platform development projects for its scientific and technical community.


Funded platforms in 2022:

  • High resolution ultrafast camera for in situ dynamic study at the nanoscale of materials subjected to one or two ion beams (Aurélie Gentils and Stéphanie Jublot-Leclerc, IJCLab/Energy)

The JANNuS-SCALP platform of IJCLab combines different complementary instruments (ion gas pedal, ion implanter, transmission electron microscope, isotope separator) and dedicated beam paths, in a single facility used for ion beam modification of materials (implantation/irradiation), ion and electron beam analysis, and target and isotope production. The objective of the project is to acquire an ultra-fast and very high sensitivity camera adapted to the in situ Transmission Electron Microscope of the JANNuS-SCALP platform. This acquisition will allow, on the one hand, to improve the image acquisition system of the microscope of the platform ("upgrade"), and on the other hand, to study physical phenomena not yet accessible with the existing tools.


  • NeWLIR - New Wavelength for Laser Ions with RIALTO (François Le Blanc, IJCLab/PN)

The ALTO facility operates two accelerators: a 15 MV Tandem and a 50 MeV linear electron gas pedal (LINAC), which is used for the production of neutron-rich radioactive beams by photofission. The facility offers the possibility to produce radioactive ion beams (RIBs) for astrophysics and nuclear physics. It also includes a specific laboratory for the development of uranium carbide targets. RIALTO includes two YAG lasers, an older one for pumping dye lasers and a new Gaussian laser for directly ionizing elements in the continuum. The R&D must continue regarding the research of new ionization schemes as well as the improvement of their efficiency, this step is impossible with the current YAG laser. In this project, it is planned to replace this pump laser by a dual output YAG laser (UV and green) to extend the possibility of developing more level patterns and thus more elements to ionize. 


  • Platform 4.Φ - Immersive virtual reality room (Pierre Manil, Irfu/DIS)

The 4.Φ project consists in setting up an integrated engineering platform. This platform co-financed by Irfu and a SESAME will allow to put at the service of the physics community some tools of the digital chain: a "business" technical database, a new generation computer-aided design (CAD) tool, a digital collaborative platform and a physical reception platform intended for the reception of partners and students. Thanks to P2IO P2IO, this platform will be completed by a new equipment: an immersive virtual reality room. Equipped with immersive headsets and "augmented reality" software, it will allow scientific mediation activities, but above all will be a real support for design. It will allow the integration of subsystems to be verified at the earliest stages, since assemblies can be tested and integrated virtually before manufacturing. 


  • PIGSIE - Gamma Irradiation Platform for Science, Industry and Education (Rémi Chipaux, Irfu DEDIP and François Daly, Irfu/DAp)

Detection systems for particle physics, nuclear physics and astrophysics experiments are subjected to ionizing radiation which has an impact on their performance and lifetime. The design of these systems implies the use of components (electronics or sensors) resilient to these degradations. It is therefore necessary to qualify these components under standardized conditions or representative of their use. The PIGSIE irradiation platform meets this need for long duration low dose rate gamma irradiations, which is essential for some space missions. This is also of major interest for the study of the effects of dose rates. It can also allow the study of materials (adhesives, cables...) commonly used or to perform qualification tests of aging in operation. The purpose of this project is to make this tool, which is unique in France, available to the academic and industrial communities, but has been shut down since 2016 due to regulatory obligations. It is essential to recharge the irradiator with a new source, but also and above all to replace the platform's control system with a remote control system. A new-generation gamma-ray spectrometer will also allow in-situ measurements to be taken in order to map the dose.

Funded platforms before 2021:

  • PANAMA (group leader: S. BOUSSON from IJCLab)

The idea of the Accelerator Material Analysis and Characterization Platform was born from a general need, within P2IO's laboratories, to characterize the surfaces of materials in order to meet the development needs of particle gas pedals.

The VirtualData platform makes it possible to optimize infrastructure and operating costs while limiting the environmental impact of the installation, i.e. refrigerated server racks with active or passive cold doors depending on the density of machines in service inside, and by improving the availability of the services provided.

  • CaptInnov (group leader: A. LOUNIS from IJCLab)

The Captinnov platform aims to pool the developments of granular silicon sensors and very low noise integrated electronics by pooling the human resources and expertise of the P2IO community. This platform brings together common scientific interests around the technology of pixelized silicon micro-sensors and associated VLSI microelectronic circuits. An example of the use of this platform can be seen here ici.

The JANNuS-SCALP platform combines different machines into a single facility mainly used for ion beam modification of materials (implantation/irradiation), ion beam analysis of materials and production of high isotopic purity targets. Link to the presentation of the platform at the LabEx Day P2IO 2020

  • SpaceTech (group leader: A. CHARDIN from IAS)

Center of Excellence on Space Instrumentation, Testing and Qualification.

  • Intrapix (groupe leader: O. BOULADE from DAp-AIM)

The Intrapix platform is a detector characterization platform for Irfu astrophysics and is available to other member laboratories of the GIS MOTESPACE. It includes in particular a characterization bench of the variation of the intrapixel response of space and terrestrial detectors with large focal planes for the visible and infrared.


#186 - Last update : 30/11/2022


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