Calin Alexandru Ur is Senior Researcher at Extreme Light Infrastructure – Nuclear Physics (ELI-NP) in Bucharest. Presently he is Technical Director of ELI-NP. He received the PhD degree in 1999 in Nuclear Physics at the Institute of Atomic Physics in Bucharest. Since 2000 he was researcher at the Padova Section of INFN. He was Scientific Coordinator of the Tandem-ALPI-PIAVE accelerator complex at the Legnaro National Laboratories of INFN in the period 2010-2013. In 2013 he moved to ELI-NP as head of the working group on Nuclear Resonance Fluorescence experiments. He was the head of the Research Activity „High Brilliance Gamma Beam System” at ELI-NP in the period 2014-2018. Since 2015 he is Director of the PhD School on the Engineering and Applications of Lasers and Accelerators at the University Politehnica of Bucharest.
Title: New research opportunities at ELI-NP
Extreme Light Infrastructure – Nuclear Physics (ELI-NP) facility will provide laser and gamma beams with unprecedented characteristics for nuclear physics research and applications. The high power lasers, with exit ports at 0.1, 1, and 10 PW will create ultra dense, ultra short, high–energy and high–resolution nuclear beams as well as coherent X–ray sources. The gamma beams to be delivered at ELI–NP will exhibit: high spectral density of about 104 photons/s/eV, high monochromaticity (bandwidth of less than 0.5%), continuously tunable energy in the range 0.2 – 19.5 MeV, linear polarization of more than 95%. These beams are promising tools for addressing a wide range of applications from medical research to nuclear safety.
A broad biomedical research program anchored in the unique ELI-NP capabilities is currently being developed at ELI–NP and addresses topics, such as: production of radiotherapy relevant nuclear beams, radiobiological effects of laser and gamma nuclear beams, medical imaging research with laser X-ray sources and medical isotope production research with laser nuclear beams. Research efforts aims at enhancing the spatial resolution of medical imaging by using laser driven X-ray sources as well as improving the biological effectiveness of charged particle therapy by using ultra–short/ultra–intense laser accelerated charge particle pulses. Production of radioisotopes with medical relevance via nuclear reactions driven by laser and gamma beams is also considered.
Dr. Calin Alexandru UR
Technical Director, ELI-NP/IFIN-HH
Director, PhD School SDIALA, UPB
Str. Reactorului 30, Magurele 077125 Romania
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