Technical Installation

The LUNA-400 accelerator facility is installed in one of the side tunnels of the underground laboratories of LNGS. It consists in an accelerator room (4x10m2), a control room (4x5m2) and a lab space for off line tests and measurements.

Most import technical systems available are:

400 kV Accelerator by High Voltage Engineering

Gas Target System, homemade, pumps by Leybold Vacuum and vacuum measurements by Pfeiffer Vacuum

Beam Calorimeter System, homemade, control and DAQ by National Instruments

Solid State Target System, Vacuum chambers engineering and construction by Rial Vacuum, oilfree pumps by Adixen Vacuum Technology, Faraday cups by PET-SCS

Low level Germanium Detector, Detectors by Canberra and ORTEC, low radioactivity shielding material by JL Goslar, electronics and DAQ by Ametek Ortec

BGO Summing Detector,Detector by Scionix and DAQ by CAEN

 

Scientific Working Groups

Scientific projects at LUNA are being carried out by dedicated Working Groups. These are listed below according to whether data taking has been completed or not.

Completed Data Taking

17O(p,a)14N

17O(p,g)18F

18O(p,a)15N

22Ne(p,g)23Na

18O(p,g)19F

23Na(p,g)24Mg

On going or Starting Data Taking

2H(p,g)3He

6Li(p,g)7Be

13C(a,n)16O

22Ne(a,g)26Mg