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1 Introduction to the Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati of the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare Care of G. Battimelli, L. Benussi, E. Boscolo, P. Gianotti, G. Mazzitelli, M. Moulson, C. Petrascu, B. Sciascia, with the support of the Scientific Information Service (SIS)

2 Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare The INFN: promotes, coordinates and performs scientific research in subnuclear, nuclear and astroparticle physics, as well as the research and technological development necessary for activities in these sectors, in close collaboration with universities, and within a framework of international cooperation

3 The origins of the INFN Enrico Fermi and the Boys of Via Panisperna conducted a series of fundamental nuclear physics experiments at the Isitiuto di Fisica at the University of Rome in the 1930s. Fermi realized that continuing progress in the field would require costly instruments and technical infrastructure (e.g., accelerators). Fermi (in Rome) and Bruno Rossi (in Florence) sought to establish anIstituto Nazionale di Fisica in the 1930s. Because of the war, this was impossible until Edoardo Amaldi worked to found the INFN in DAgostino Segrè Amaldi Rasetti Fermi

4 University Sections Milan, Turin, Padua, and Rome 1957 Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati Frascati The origins of the INFN

5 Laboratori del Sud (Catania) 20 Sections 11 Affiliated Groups 4 National Laboratories INFN oggi VIRGO-EGO E uropean G ravitational O bservatory Legnaro Gran Sasso Milano Bicocca

6 Fundamental research Study the microscopic structure of matter Search for gravitational waves Develop theoretical models Develop and construct particle detectors Study and develop accelerating techniques Perform material studies and biomedical research with synchrotron light What do we do at LNF? Develop and support computing systems and networks

7 The history of the Universe

8 The scientific method The modern scientific method was first formally introduced by Galileo Hypothesis Prediction Galileo Galilei Observation

9 John Dalton: Atomic Therory (1805): 1.The chemical elements are made of atoms. 2.The atoms of an element are identical in mass. 3.Atoms of different elements have different masses. 4.Atoms combine only in whole-number ratios (1:1, 1:2, 2:3, etc.) 5.Atoms can not be created or destroyed. The modern understanding of matter stems from centuries of inquiry Ancient Greeks: 4 elements What is matter made of?

10 In 1869, Mendeleev introduces the periodic table and predicts the existence of elements not yet discovered The periodic table

11 The Rutherford atom Seeing the invisible In 1898, Thomson discovered the electron and hypothesized that the electrons are uniformly distributed within the atom, like rasins in rasin bread In , Rutherford and colleagues tested this hypothesis by bombarding a gold foil with alpha particles. Some scattered at large angles, indicating the presence of a heavy nucleus. The Thomson atom

12 Observation Observing objects around us is like performing a Rutherford experiment In the microscopic world, the target and beam have similar dimensions Source Light Object Observer Accelerator Particle Beam Target Detector

13 Observation The wavelength of visible light is 400 to 800 nm (i.e., ~10 -7 m) m To see atoms (and smaller) we need a smaller probe!

14 Particle sources Rutherford used alpha particles from the decay of radioactive elements. To obtain particle beams of different types and energies, today we construct particle accelerators. Particle beams start out from a source. The simplest example is electrons emitted by a hot filament, as in a lightbulb. Particles acquire energy when they are accelerated by an electric field + +

15 The Frascati Electron Synchrotron

16 Experiments using fixed targets Matter is mainly empty All particles which do not interact are lost Energy is lost to moving the center of mass Target is a nucleus, with a complex structure synchrotron LINAC target e -,e +,p … p, n, etc detectors

17 A new approach: Use colliding beams The non-interacting particles can be reused in successive rounds Collisions are performed in the center-of-mass frame The circulating particles can be either elementary or complex (nuclei or atoms) detector Accumulation ring Bruno Touschek, Frascati, 1960

18 e+e+e+e+ e-e-e-e- - + A related idea: Collide particle and antiparticle + - e-e-e-e- e+e+e+e+ E = 2m e c 2 E = 2m c 2 E = m c 2 The larger the energy, the greater the number of particles that can be studied

19 Matter-antimatter colliders ADA at Frascati in 1959 ADONE at Frascati in 1969 DA NE LEP at CERN (Geneva) 1988 LHC at CERN: operating since 2009

20 Higgsboson Force Carriers Z boson W photon g gluon Matter families Matter families tau -neutrino b bottom t top III muon -neutrino s strange c charm II e electron e e-neutrino d down up uI Lepton s Quarks ? Gravity ThePhantom of the Opera FermionsBosons The Standard Model

21 The fundamental forces ForceIntensity Weak10 29 Weak decays: n p + e + Electromagnetic Holds atoms together Strong10 43 Holds nuclei together Gravitational1 Keeps you on your chair Effect Z boson W photon g gluon


23 Out of the electron-positron collisions, a ϕ meson can be produced. It decays immediately into two other particles, the K-mesons (kaons). The two kaons can be either neutral or oppositely charged. K K e e e e e e e e e e The kaons are used by the experiments (KLOE, FINUDA, etc.) At DAΦNE, up to kaons per second are produced e e e e e e e e Physics at DAΦNE

24 K-K-K-K- p Kaonic hydrogen n=25 n=2 n=1 2p 1s (K ) X ray of interest In the DEAR experiment, the strong force is investigated by studying kaonic atoms, in which a K substitutes an atomic electron. Kaonic atoms (DEAR - Siddharta)

25 FINUDA FINUDA (Fisica Nucleare a DAΦNE) u s K n d u d d u s u d Reconstruction of a hypernuclear event in the FINUDA detector p n p n n n n n n n n p p p p p p n n p n p In the FINUDA experiment, the strong force is studied by placing a foreign body inside the nucleus Hypernucleus

26 KLOE KLOE (K LOng Experiment) KLOE studies the differences between matter and antimatter, by looking at kaon (and antikaon) decays

27 DA Φ NE-Luce photon Synchrotron light is the radiation emitted when a charged particles path is bent by a magnetic field. This radiation is very useful for studies in: Biophysics and medicine Solid state physics and electronics Materials science

28 SPARC (Sorgente Pulsata Auto-amplificata di Radiazione Coerente) is a project with 4 principal beamlines, aimed at the development of an X-ray source of very high brilliance (energy emitted per unit solid angle) Originally a by-product, synchrotron light has become a powerful scientific tool. It is now produced on purpose for various uses 150 MeV Advanced Photo-Injector Production of an electron beam and compression by magnetic and radiofrequency systems SASE-FEL Visible-VUV Experiment For the study of beam-transport systems X-ray source X-ray monochromator

29 Incoherent radiation Coherent radiation Coherent, monochromatic waves Fixed wavelength and fixed relative phase Equivalent to many, many waves superimposed

30 The LI 2 FE laboratory FLAME (Frascati Laser for Acceleration and Multidisciplinary Experiments) is an extremely high power laser source (300 TW), with bursts lasting 20 fs and a frequency of 10 Hz. By combining the SPARC electron beam with the FLAME laser, we produce a unique monochromatic X-ray source. This can be used to produce high quality medical images using less radiation. LI 2 FE is an interdisciplinary laboratory inaugurated in Frascati in December 2010.

31 The force of gravity A distortion in the fabric of space

32 Gravitational waves: an analogy Electromagnetic waves are produced by an electric charge when accelerated Gravitational waves are produced by masses that undergo acceleration antenna Hi! How are you?

33 Gravitational waves Gravitational waves are times less intense than electromagnetic waves

34 Supernova in our galaxy h=10 18 Supernova in Virgo h=10 21 Thermal T=300 K, L=10 16 m Thermal T=3 K, L=10 17 m Thermal T=300 mK L=10 18 m Search for gravitational waves: NAUTILUS

35 GW detectors around the world

36 DA NE DA NE Upgrade Reduced horizontal and vertical beam dimensions Increased horizontal beam-crossing angle:12mrad 25 mrad The DAΦNE upgrade

37 The future of LNF DAΦNE is at the end of its scientific program, but using the skills and experience acquired, we are designing a new particle factory of higher energy and luminosity. The SuperB project has been chosen by the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research as a flagship project for Italian research.

38 ATLAS Auditorium ADA e ADONE OPERA DAFNE Centro di Calcolo FISA BTF DAFNE-L FINUDA SIDDHARTHA Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, info: KLOE SPARC NAUTILUS

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