Proposed Internship projects 2021/2022


Internship projects 2020/2021                                   Internship defenses, January 2021

Path “Applications and small accelerators”:

1. Thick Target Neutron Yields with a proton projectile for Proton‐Therapy  (TTNY‐PT project) - Marek Lewitowicz and Manssour Fadil - &

2. Scintillation dosimetry in protontherapy - Anne‐Marie Frelin-Labalme - anne‐ 

3. Modeling of a plasma ion source with highly charged ions for accelerator applications - Laurent Garrigues (Laplace, Toulouse) & Laurent Maunoury (GANIL, Caen) - Laurent.garrigues@laplace.univ‐, 

4. Influence of ligand binding on DNA G-quadruplex and duplex radio-induced denaturation - Jean-Christophe Poully - 

5. Scintillating ionization Chamber for ALPha particle production in neutron induced reaction - François-René Lecolley, Grégory Lehaut -,


Path “Theoretical nuclear physics”:

1. Nuclear astrophysics: theoretical - F. Fantina & F. Gulminelli -,

2. Mid-shell nuclei and the Berry phase - Piet Van Isacker -,

2 bis. Machine-learning techniques to assess the relevance of three-body interactions in the shell model - Piet Van Isacker -,

3. Alpha‐decay of super‐heavy elements: handling very low statistics - David Boilley,

4. Spectroscopy simulation of Cs atom embedded in Ar matrix - B. Gervais, E. Jacquet and J. Douady -

5. Study of DFTB modeling for strongly charged systems - Pierre-Matthieu Anglade, P. Guibourg, and Benoit Gervais -

5 bis. Post Hartree-Fock modeling of a metal-phosphonate - Pierre-Matthieu Anglade, S. Petit and Benoit Gervais - and


Path “Experiments and large accelerators”: 

1. Monte-­Carlo Simulations of a Scintillator Array for Direct Reaction Studies - F. Flavigny & A. Matta - flavigny@lpccaen.in2p3 and 

2. The search for the electric dipole moment of the neutron -

3. CP – violation in nuclear b‐decay: data analysis for the MORA project - P. Delahaye and F. De Oliveira -

4. Transfer induced ssion in inverse kinematics at VAMOS: Simulations and characterization of the PISTA detector - Antoine Lemasson & Diego Ramos -, 

5. Investigating the structure of superheavy nuclei with SIRIUS - Julien Piot - 

6. Influence of the continuum on effective nuclear forces - O. Sorlin, F. de Oliveira and A. Kamenyero (GANIL) -

7. Nuclear structure and reaction studies of very heavy nuclei at GANIL using the European multi‐detector AGATA - Christelle Stodel -

8.  Muons and neutrinos flux modelization of the the KM3NeT experiment - Benoît Guillon and Gilles Quemener -,

9. Probing the structure of light nuclei produced by fragmentation with FAZIA - Diego Gruyer - 


Internship projects 2019/2020                            Internship defenses, January 2020

Path “Applications and small accelerators”:

1. Processing of astrophysical ices by UV and ion radiation: origin and radio-resistance of organic matter. P. Boduch, (CIMAP/GANIL Laboratory)

2. Intrinsic processes induced by the irradiation of rifamycin/collagen non-covalent complexes. J.C Poully (CIMAP)

3. Effect of the environment on the radiation damage. A. Domaracka, P. Rousseau, C.Nicolafrancesco

4. Simulating the + emitters production in the body during a carbon therapy irradiation session. S. Salvador, (LPC)

5. Challenges in dose surface measurement. J. Thariat, (Cancerology center Francois Baclesse)

6. Dual energy CT (DECT) to assess calibration uncertainties in the conversion of Hounsfield Units (HU) into Stopping power ratios (SPR) for proton therapy in patients with implanted materials. J. Thariat, (Cancerology center Francois Baclesse)

7. Radiosensitizers in ion beam therapy: Measure of absolute cross section for emitted electrons from biomolecules and metallic nanoparticles upon ion collision using a Velocity Map Imaging spectrometer. V. Vizcaino (CIMAP)


Path “Theoretical nuclear physics”:

1. Core-collapse Supernova and Impact of Nuclear Physics Inputs. A. F. Fantina; F. Gulminelli

2. Shape Coexistence in the Geometric Collective Model of nucleiP E Georgoudis (GANIL) 

3. Ionic conductivity in weak electrolytes via irradiated glass capillaries. E.Giglio (CIMAP)

4. Modeling the formation of the solid crust of a neutron star. F.Gulminelli (LPC)

5. Partial dynamical symmetries in the shell model. P. Van Isacker

6. Calculation of neutron multiplicities from isotopic fission yields. A.Lemasson (GANIL) & D. Ramos, 


Path “Experiments and large accelerators”: 

1. Measurement of light charged particle Equilibrium constants using heavy‐ion reactions. R. Bougault (LPC Caen)

2. Characterization of particle detectors for precision measurements in nuclear beta decay. X. Fléchard, & E. Liénard,

3. Measurement of all reaction products produced by the breakup of different radioactive beams at the SAMURAI
experimental area.
 J. Gibelin (LPC) & M. Marqués

4. Coulomb Explosion Imaging of Molecular Clusters. A. Mery (CIMAP)

5. Investigating the structure of superheavy nuclei with SIRIUS. J. Piot

6. Molecular growth induced by ion collisions. A. Domaracka (CIMAP), P. Rousseau,, S. Indrajith,

7. Calculation of neutron multiplicities from isotopic fission yields. A.Lemasson (GANIL) & D. Ramos, 

8. Processing of astrophysical ices by UV and ion radiation: origin and radio-resistance of organic matter. P.Boduch, (CIMAP/GANIL Laboratory)


Internship projects 2018/2019                             Internship defenses, January 2019

Path “Applications and small accelerators” : 

1. JC Poully (CIMAP) : Irradiation of isolated mass‐selected proteins and DNA strands  by ionizing radiation  

2. Ph.Boduch (CIMAP) : Origin and radio‐resistance of biomolecules  

3. A.M.Frélin (GANIL): Monte Carlo simulations of low doses in preclinical  radiotherapy anne‐  

4. M.Fadil (GANIL) : Radiological impact in the nuclear facilities SPIRAL1 and S3  

5. D.Cussol (LPC):  Impact of the nucleus‐nucleus collision model on the evaluation of  biological effects for carbon‐therapy.  

6. J.Colin (LPC): Effective doses for low energy photons skin equivalent doses ‐ lens  equivalent doses ‐ depth equivalent doses : experimental measurements and  calculations  

7. A.Domaracka (GANIL):On the radiosensitising role of metallic nanoparticles: a  study of the processes at the molecular level 


Path “Theoretical nuclear physics”: 

1. A.Fantina (GANIL) : Sensitivity of supernova observables to astrophysics and  nuclear physics inputs  

2. F.Gulminelli (LPC): Modelling the crust‐core phase transition of a neutron star   

3. P.Van Isacker (GANIL) : An application of algebraic geometry to a nuclear‐ structure problem  

4. E.Giglio (CIMAP): Self‐organized focusing power in insulating capillaries  

5. J.Douady (CIMAP): Theoretical study of fluorine anions solvated in small water  clusters  


Path “Experiments and large accelerators”: 

1. E.Liénard (LPC) : Contribution to the MORA project: measurement of correlations in  the decay of trapped and laser oriented 23Mg ions  

2. D.Durand (LPC) : Development of a heavy‐ion collision simulator and comparison  with experimental data More info

3. D.Ackermann (GANIL) : Construction and test of a system for the detection of  particle‐X‐ray coincidences for heavy and superheavy nuclei  

4. J.Frankland (GANIL): Experimental studies of nuclear clusterization and  fragmentation in heavy ion collisions  

5. M.Fadil (GANIL) : Analysis of experimental data about thick targets irradiated by  heavy ion beams  

6. N.Leneindre (LPC) : Study of fragmentation reactions with different projectiles and  targets with the FAZIA array  

7. J.Gibelin (LPC) : Charged particles tracking algorithms 

8. E.Giglio (CIMAP): Self‐organized focusing power in insulating capillaries  

9. P.Rousseau (CIMAP) : Molecular growth inside clusters of hydrocarbons induced by  ion collisions: application to planetary atmosphere  


For more information, please contact the internship advisor with the provided mail  address