The task of the Cryogenics Laboratory and Test Stations (LCSE) is to master cryogenics technology for superconducting magnets, accelerating cavities, physics detectors (cryogenic target systems, calorimeters), and the production and distribution of liquid helium.
Its expertise is applied to the design, construction, and operation of cryogenic facilities of various types and sizes. The fluids used at these facilities are helium I and II, nitrogen, argon, and hydrogen. Design and construction work focuses mainly on cryostats and the related cryodistribution function, as well as low-temperature refrigeration machines, ranging from cryogenerators to high-power helium ... More »
The Laboratory for Superconducting Magnet Research (LEAS) was set up to meet the needs of IRFU physicists for research into magnetic fields. For this purpose, it designs superconducting magnets for experimental facilities, especially large-scale or high-field magnets, and carries out prime contracting activities in this area.
When designing superconducting magnets, LEAS applies its expertise to the optimization of coil geometry, conductor design, mechanical, electromagnetic, and thermal calculations, and magnetic protection in the event of quench. In addition to designing magnets, LEAS has the capacity to manage large projects, to develop magnets and integrate them into cryostats, ... More »
The Accelerator Research and Development Laboratory (LEDA) brings together SACM expertise and skills in the research, construction, and testing of systems used to produce, transport, and accelerate charged particle beams.
LEDA is a team of 14 engineers, 7 technicians and 2 doctorate students as at December 31, 2009, organized as follows:
a team of experts in beam modeling applied to linear and circular accelerators, in the presence of collective effects such as space charge or wake fields, and in electromagnetic calculations applied to electrostatic, magnetostatic and electromagnetic systems;
an experimenter team specialized in R&D, setting up and operating sources ... More »
The Laboratory for the Study of Accelerating and Radiofrequency Structures (LESAR) is in charge of developing the radiofrequency systems required for particle accelerator operation.
Albeit the laboratory main activity focuses on accelerating cavities, research is also carried out for other critical components, such as power couplers, cavity mechanical and piezoelectric tuners, and accelerating voltage stabilization systems. These components are designed using simulation codes, some of them are developed in-house. The qualification process makes extensive use of prototyping and testing under realistic operating conditions.
Improving the performance of accelerating cavities ... More »