New light in nuclear physics: The extreme light infrastructure
Extreme Light Infrastructure-Nuclear Physics (ELI-NP)/Horia Hulubei National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering - Reactorului St., 30, PO Box MG-6, 077125, Bucharest-Magurele, Romania
Received: 21 January 2017
Accepted: 22 February 2017
Extreme Light Infrastructure-Nuclear Physics (ELI-NP), to become operational in 2019, is a new Research Center built in Romania that will use extreme electromagnetic fields for nuclear physics research. The ELI-NP facility will combine two large equipments with state-of-the-art parameters, namely a 2 × 10 PW high-power laser system and a very brilliant gamma-beam system delivering beams with energies up to 19.5 MeV. The laser and gamma-beam systems under construction and typical proposed first-phase experiments are described.
PACS: 89.20.Bb – Industrial and technological research and development / 25.20.-x – Photonuclear reactions / 29.90.+r – Other topics in elementary-particle and nuclear physics experimental methods and instrumentation (restricted to new topics in section 29)
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