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  • Accelerators

    9MV Tandem
    3MV / 1MV Tandetrons

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  • Information Technology

    GRID / High-performance / Cloud Computing

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  • ELI-NP
    Laser and Gamma Experiments

    ELI-NP Infrastructure

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Horia Hulubei National Institute of R&D in Physics and Nuclear Engineering (IFIN-HH) features a variety of nation-wide-scoped facilities comprising Tandem Van de Graff accelerators (of 9, 3 and 1 MV), a Cyclotron, a Multipurpose Irradiation Facility Center, a Radioactive Waste Processing Plant (including the national LL and IL radioactive waste repository), being an important part of the Romanian R&D infrastructure.

Most relevant for the scientific community worldwide, IFIN-HH is currently implementing the Nuclear Physics pillar of the ELI project, the Extreme Light Infrastructure – Nuclear Physics (ELI-NP). Research Centre of European stature, challenging the science and technology frontiers in fundamental and applied research, ELI-NP is expected to bring significant advances in basic sciences – laser and nuclear physics, astrophysics – as well as important breakthroughs in applications of major societal interests in material and life sciences, management of nuclear materials a.o. The present core of the facility is a very high intensity laser system, with two 10 PW laser arms, that has recently (March 2019) reached a historic milestone: a peak power level of 10 PW (1016W), a world premiere in Science, becoming thus the most powerful laser in the world!

The second defining component of ELI-NP, a beyond state of the art Gamma Beam System, is currently under construction (, to be operational in 2023.

With the start of the first scientific experiments, investigating the interaction of high power lasers with matter were commenced, on March 18, 2020, ELI-NP has opened to the World of Science.

The R&D projects and the international collaborations carried out at the institute benefit from the support of IFIN-HH’s advanced computing infrastructure, currently the largest in the national public research system, that provides: HTC resources and services (through 4 Grid centers totaling 10,000 CPU cores); HPC services (on CPU clusters and over 50,000 GPGPU cores); Cloud IaaS resources (through the CLOUDIFIN center); massive data storage systems (totaling over 7 PetaBytes).

The infrastructure provides the (inter)national scientific community with computing and data storage services for the ALICE, ATLAS and LHCb experiments at LHC-CERN, for researchers at ELI-NP, for research in nanophysics, computational biology, for medicine and life sciences.

IFIN-HH / ELI-NP User Office

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No. 30, Reactorului Street, Magurele, Ilfov, Romania (077125)