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CIRIL is for “Centre for Interdisciplinary Research with Heavy Ions”. Until 2008, CIRIL was the name of the laboratory, since a clusterization with other research teams of Caen, a larger laboratory is born under the name CIMAP “Centre of research on Ions, MAterials and Photonics”, where CIRIL is one of the teams.

Since 1982, the CIRIL platform and CIMAP laboratory lead the interdisciplinary researches at the GANIL facility. CIRIL platform supports the developments of these experiments. For this purpose, the CIRIL welcomes the external users, develops equipments adapted to the proposed experiments (beam lines, irradiation chambers, on-line measurements…).

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Beam coordinator : Clara GRYGIEL
Experimental area manager : Toiammou MADI

At IRRSUD beamline, the available ions from Carbon to Uranium are accelerated by one of the injector cyclotrons (C01 or C02) at energy from 0.25 to 1 MeV/A with a continuous measurement of the ion flux during irradiation.


Many in-situ characterization devices could be mounted on IRRSUD area as for example an in-situ X-Ray diffractometer or a high temperature furnace ; and many conditions could be used as detailed below.


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Beam coordinator : Alain MERY
Experimental area manager : Toiammou MADI

The cave D1, managed by CIRIL, receives ion beams accelerated by CSS1 cyclotron for the medium-energy beams and by CSS2 cyclotron for the high-energy-ion beams.


The principle of the medium energy beam is the following : after the CSS1 cyclotron, the charge state of the ion is increased by a thin Carbone stripper foil. This stripping induces a charge state distribution. One of these charge states is injected in the next cyclotron while a lower charge state can be injected in the cave D1.
Thus the interdisciplinary research benefits from typically 3000 hours of “unused” ions, with some constraints due to the fact that the ion-type and the time structure of the beam is imposed by the high-energy experiments.

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Access to the site of GANIL is on notice of an appointment. If, as a
professional, you want to visit someone at GANIL you must tell your
partner in advance (at least 2 days before) so that it establishes for
you a notice of appointment.

Without notice of appointment, access will be denied.
On arrival at the site you need to stop the car for that purpose and to
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