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GENESIS platform temporarily closed for upgrades

GENESIS platform temporarily closed for upgrades

The GENESIS neutron facility is currently undergoing several improvement works and is closed for external users until November 2019. These upgrades together with the new shielding configuration installed in early 2019, will allow increasing the flux up to ten times the current limit.

The GENESIS platform (Generator of Neutrons for Science and IrradiationS) is hosted by the Laboratory of Subatomic Physics & Cosmology (LPSC) in Grenoble. It proposes access to an accelerator-based neutron source which can provide an intense flux of 2.5 MeV or 14 MeV neutrons at the best European level. The accelerator, designed and built at LPSC, was recently upgraded and equipped with a compact ECR ion source, developed at LPSC, capable of delivering a continuous deuteron beam up to 1 mA at 220 keV.

The GENESIS platform is one of PAC-G’s irradiation facilities. It is mainly used for single-event effects testing in microelectronics.