On 20 March 2017 five former students of the higher Institute Ven. Ignazio Capizzi of Bronte (CT) successfully performed a measurement with a Hall effect probe on the proton source designed and realised at LNS for the European Spallation Source. The students were the winners of the Italian selection of the Beamline for Schools (BL4S’16) competition.
The experiment was carried out under the guidance of David Mascali, INFN researcher, and Lorenzo Neri, technologist at LNS and WP3 Deputy Leader of the ESS Project. Lorenzo Neri explained to the students the relevance of beam stability for the operation of the ESS Linac. The measurement did not affect other ESS-related activities and showed that the PS-ESS source can be operated by non-experts.
Instituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN) is one of 18 BrightnESS Partners. INFN is involved in BrightnESS Work Package 2 Strengthening In-kind Contribution and Coordination, and mainly in Task 2.4 Creation of an IKC Network of Regional Hubs.