Centre National de Recherche Scientifique

Technological Facilities at CNRS, FR

The ‘Centre National de Recherche Scientifique’ (CNRS) is a French multidisciplinary public research organization under the supervision of the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation. It is composed of ten institutes that coordinate at the national level the scientific research in several fields. IN2P3 is one of these institutes that carries out national missions of animation and coordination in the fields of nuclear physics, particle physics and astroparticles, technological developments and associated applications, particularly in the field of health and energy. This research aims to explore the physics of particles and atomic nuclei, fundamental interactions and connections between the infinitely small and the infinitely large. IN2P3 is the legal guardianship of a limited number of units in France, among them the ‘Laboratoire de Physique des 2 Infinis’ (IJCLab), a joint research Unit of the CNRS, the Paris Saclay University and the University of Paris based at Orsay scientific campus. The pursued accelerator researches in this unit are both experimental and theoretical, with fundamental as well as applied goals. The strong involvement of IJCLab in several international projects at the state of the art in particle accelerator science place it in the forefront on the field with a worldwide recognition of the expertise. In bold, you can see the Technological Infrastructures (TI) present in the laboratory:

  • A. Facilities for beam tests of accelerator components
  • B. Test stations for magnets
  • B1. Test stations for superconducting magnets
  • B2. Test stations for normal conducting magnets
  • B3. Magnetic measurement facilities
  • C. Test stations for High Power RF components
  • C1. Test stations for superconducting cavities
  • C2. Test stations for normal conducting cavities
  • D. Test stations for High Power RF components
  • D1. RF wave guides
  • D2. RF power sources
  • D3. Power transistors
  • D4. High power amplifiers
  • D5. Solid State Power Amplifiers with their combiners and control system
  • E. Test stations for mechanical manufacturing and tests (at cryogenic temperatures)
  • F. Platform for characterization, treatments and test of materials
  • F1. Thermal treatment platforms
  • F2. Chemical treatment platforms
  • F3. Facilities for surface analyses
  • F4. Electromagnetic, mechanical, thermal and associated material characterization platforms
  • G. Platforms for clean assembly, alignment and tests of accelerator components
  • G1. Complete accelerator modules
  • G2. RF power couplers
  • H. Platforms for Manufacturing, treatments and test of Magnet components for accelerator


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If you have further questions regarding our technical platforms, please contact via e-mail with walid.kaabi@ijclab.in2p3.fr .