LIBRA at a glance

The Center of Excellence in Low-Energy Ion-Beam Research and Applications (LIBRA) runs since January 1, 2009. The LIBRA project was funded by the European Commission within the "Research Potential" (REGPOT) scheme of the FP7-Capacities program. The objectives of LIBRA is to unlock and develop further the research potential of the Tandem Accelerator Laboratory of the Institute of Nuclear Physics (INP) of the National Centre for Scientific Research "Demokritos" and to strengthen the capacity of the INP’s research group by: a) Increasing the personnel of the INP group, b) Facilitating the transfer of know-how and expertise in forefront research areas and technological developments from certain European institutions (Partner Institutions) with leading roles in ion-beam based scientific research to INP, c) Enabling an active participation of the INP group in R&D activities at EU level enhancing this way the level of excellence of the group, d) Improving the existing infrastructure of the Tandem Accelerator Laboratory of INP improving this way its response to the socio-economic needs of the country as well as of the whole Southeast European and Mediterranean region, e) Promoting the existing research and training capacity of INP and enhancing its international reputation and visibility. LIBRA targets three different research directions: Nuclear Astrophysics, Nuclear Structure, and Ion-Beam Applications. The relevant INP activities are presented below.

Kick - off meeting

The Kick-off meeting of LIBRA will take place on Wednesday, March 11, 2009. More information will be available here by February 15, 2009.

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Dr. Sotirios V. Harissopulos
Tandem Accelerator Laboratory,
Institute of Nuclear Physics,
NCSR "Demokritos",
POB 60228, 153.10 Aghia Paraskevi,
Athens, Greece