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GANIL Facility

GANIL (Large National Heavy Ion Accelerator) – is one of the major facilities in the world for radioactive and stable-ion beams for research in nuclear physics, nuclear astrophysics, material sciences and radiobiology and also industrial applications.

The GANIL cyclotrons complex consists of 5 cyclotrons and delivers each year typically more than 4.000 hours of beam time to the scientific community, from 1 MeV/A to 95 MeV/A, from Carbon to Uranium. The recently upgraded SPIRAL1 facility delivers radioactive beams up to 25 MeV/A using the Isotope Separation Online (ISOL) method whereas radioactive ion beams using the fragmentation technique are obtained using the LISE spectrometer.

SPIRAL2 is based on a multi-beam superconducting LINAC driver delivering 5 mA deuterons up to 40 MeV and 1 mA heavy ions up to 14.5 MeV/A. This new facility will further open new horizons at GANIL. The linear accelerator is made up of 26 accelerating niobium cavities, enclosed in 19 cryomodules cooled by liquid helium.

GANIL Lab Tour

Friday 15, May 15 2020
From 14:00 to 15:30 and 15:30 to 17:00

The tour will allow the attendees to discover the two accelerators facilities, namely cyclotrons complex and the new SPIRAL2 (2nd Generation system of Production and Online Accelerated Radioactive Ion beam) superconducting linear accelerator.

The delegates will also visit experimental halls equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation developed and used by the international scientific community.

The duration of the tour is around 1:30 hour. All participants must present an identity document upon arrival at GANIL.
For the tour at 2:30 pm: Buses will leave at 2:00pm from the Event Center.
For the tour at 4:00 pm: Buses will leave at 3:30pm from the Event Center.

Lunch will be provided.

REGISTRATION to the visit should be done on the general registration form.

Practical and security information

To accommodate the anticipated volume of delegates wishing to take the GANIL tour, please reserve your scheduled tour in advance when you register to the conference. Delegates will select their tour times on a “first come, first served” basis as long as space is available.

Closed shoes and if there are heels it should be low.
Due to the presence of magnetic fields in the installations, the tour is not open to people with active implants (insulin pump, pacemaker…).

If you have undergone a medical examination (scintigraphy) with injection of radiopharmaceutical product within three days before the visit, please inform us in advance by email at