|Accelerators, Cryogenics and Magnetism Department (SACM) : SACM develops and builds particle accelerators, cryogenic systems, and superconducting magnets for IRFU's scientific programs and for those of the CEA in general. It is organized to manage large-scale projects. These are conducted within the IRFU project organizational structure, in close collaboration with the Institute's other physics and technology departments, and in particular with the Systems Engineering Department (SIS). In 2009, 67 engineers and 50 technicians worked for SACM, together with five doctorate students, several visiting researchers, and more than fifteen students. The workforce is divided among four laboratories: Ø the ... More »|
Objectives While the heaviest element on earth is 238-uranium (with traces of Pu and Np in natural nuclear reactors) whose lifetime is 5 billion years, the last 60 years have seen the synthesis of dozens of new elements in laboratory, with shorter lifetimes. In 2007, The heaviest elements which ...