• Budapest Neutron Centre

    The Budapest Neutron Centre (BNC) is an open access facility for the domestic and international user community. Its suite of reactor irradiation equipment, thermal neutron beam instruments and cold neutron spectrometers in the neutron guide hall are available and assisted by a professional team of scientists and engineers for experimental services. 

    BNC coordinates and manages the Budapest Research Reactor (BRR), which serves the needs of an extensive and diverse scientific community by supporting R&D opportunities, helping innovation and providing a strong foundation for training and education. The 10 MW Budapest Research Reactor, together with its experimental stations, is one of the key and largest research infrastructures in Hungary.

  • Forschungszentrum Jülich

    The Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ) is a national research institution that pursues interdisciplinary research in the fields of energy, information, and bioeconomy. It operates research infrastructures with a focus on supercomputers. Current research priorities include the structural change in the Rhineland lignite-mining region, hydrogen, and quantum technologies.

    FZJ has 15 branch offices in Germany and abroad, including eight sites at European and international neutron and synchrotron radiation sources, two joint institutes with the University of Münster, Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), and Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB), and three offices of Project Management Jülich (PtJ) in the cities of Bonn, Rostock, and Berlin. Jülich cooperates closely with RWTH Aachen University within the Jülich Aachen Research Alliance (JARA).

  • Institute for Energy Technology (IFE)

    The Institute for Energy Technology (IFE), formerly Institute for Nuclear Energy (IFA) conducts research in the following areas: energy, environmental technology, physics, materials science, petroleum technology, nuclear safety and reliability and man-machine systems (man-technology-organisation).

    IFE operates the only two existing nuclear reactors in Norway. Both are dedicated to research. The JEEP II reactor at Kjeller is used for basic research in physics and material science, as well as production of radiopharmaceuticals. The Halden Reactor is used for research in materials technology and nuclear fuel safety.

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    ​The ISIS Neutron and Muon Source is based at the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire and is a world-leading centre for research in the physical and life sciences. It is owned and operated by the Science and Technology Facilities Council, one of the councils that forms UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).  

    ISIS mission is for neutrons and muons to advance knowledge and improve lives.
    Its vision is that ISIS will lead the way in the innovative development and exploitation of neutron and muon sources, science, instrumentation and technology.

    ISIS Neutron and Muon Source produces beams of neutrons and muons that allow scientists to study materials at the atomic level using a suite of instruments, often described as ‘super-microscopes’, each of which is individually optimised for the study of different types of matter. Neutron and muon experiments are non-destructive and provide results that cannot be achieved by other techniques. ISIS​ support a national and international community of more than 2​000 scientists who use neutrons and muons for research in physics, chemistry, materials science, geology, engineering, and biology. 

  • Laboratoire Léon Brillouin (LLB)

    The Laboratoire Léon Brillouin (LLB) is a french laboratory supported jointly by the Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique (CEA) and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). Its aim is to carry out research on the structure and dynamics of condensed matter using neutron beams supplied by the reactor Orphée. It is situated in the CEA/Saclay research centre.

    The large domain of application and the maturity of neutron scattering have made it a modern technique indispensable to any research at the microscopic level (structure and dynamics) in fields as various as condensed matter physics, chemistry, biology and materials science. In particular, neutron scattering is one of the major technique for the study of soft matter (H/D contrast variation method), magnetism, dynamics (in the time range 10-8 to 10-12s), and liquids. In industrial problems, advantage is taken of the deep penetration of neutrons in matter for non-destructive studies.

    The LLB carries out its own scientific research programme and collaborates closely with many scientists coming mainly from fundamental research laboratories, but also from applied research and industry.

    LLB has also been opened to the international scientific community since many years.

  • Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ)

    The Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ) is a leading centre for cutting-edge research with neutrons and positrons. By offering a unique suite of high-performance neutron scattering instruments, scientists are encouraged and enabled to pursue state-of-the-art research in diverse fields as physics, chemistry, biology, earth sciences, engineering or material science. MLZ mission is to offer substantial support to scientists from all over the world in addressing the grand challenges facing society today.

    The MLZ represents the cooperation between the Technische Universität München (TUM) and two research centres of the Helmholtz Association, namely Forschungszentrum Jülich and Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon (former HZG) to exploit the scientific use of the Forschungs-Neutronenquelle Heinz Maier-Leibnitz in Garching, near Munich.

  • Nuclear Physics Institute CAS

    The Nuclear Physics Institute of the CAS is a public research institution conducting research in a broad field of nuclear physics, experimental, as well as theoretical.

    The properties of nuclear matter under the heavy ion collisions at high and intermediate energies, nuclear reactions important for astrophysics or nuclear energetics, beta decays of atomic nuclei including the problem of neutrino masses are especially studied. The nuclear theory is oriented to nuclear structure, hypernuclei, interactions of elementary particles with nuclei, mesonic degrees of freedom in nuclei.

    Selected problems of theoretical subnuclear physics and mathematical physics are studied. Neutron scattering is used mainly in the solid state physics and material research. A large complex of nuclear analytical methods based on charged particles and neutrons beams is used in the interdisciplinary research in collaboration with external specialists in chemistry, ecology, medicine, archaeology, and more.

    The dosimetry of ionizing radiation is oriented to the measurements of environmental and professional expositions, metrology, and biophysical aspects as DNA radiation damages. The research and development of radiopharmaceuticals, especially short-lived positron emitters for the positron emission tomography (PET), is also performed at the Institute. The physics for perspective methods of nuclear energetics like accelerator driven transmutation of nuclear waste is studied.

  • ALBA Synchrotron

    ALBA is a 3rd generation Synchrotron Light facility located in Cerdanyola del Vallès, (Barcelona), being the newest source in the Mediterranean area.

    It is a complex of electron accelerators to produce synchrotron light, which allows the visualisation of the atomic structure of matter as well as the study of its properties.  

    The 3 GeV electron beam energy at ALBA is achieved by combining a LInear ACcelerator (LINAC) and a low-emittance, full-energy BOOSTER placed in the same tunnel as the STORAGE RING. ALBA’s 270 meter perimeter has 17 straight sections all of which are available for the installation of insertion devices.

    ALBA currently has ten operational state-of-the-art beamlines, comprising soft and hard X-rays, which are devoted mainly to biosciences, condensed matter (magnetic and electronic properties, nanoscience) and materials science. Additionally, four beamlines are in construction (low-energy ultra-high-resolution angular photoemission for complex materials, microfocus for macromolecular crystallography, absorption and diffraction and fast X-ray tomography & radioscopy).

    This large scientific infrastructure provides more than 6.000 hours of beam time per year and is available for the academic and the industrial sector, serving more than 2.000 researchers every year. Since as early as 2012, ALBA has been hosting official users, 65% from Spanish institutions and 35% from other countries.

    Managed by the Consortium for the Construction, Equipping and Exploitation of the Synchrotron Light Source (CELLS), it is funded in equal parts by the Spanish and the Catalonian Administration, in particular by the Ministry of Science and Innovation and the Secretary of Universities and Research.

  • FELIX Laboratory

    The FELIX Laboratory is within the Faculty of Science at the Radboud University Nijmegen embedded in the Institute for Molecules and Materials and focuses on the development and exploitation of advanced infrared and THz sources. It comprises a number of groups with complementary expertise in the application of infrared and THz radiation e.g. (bio)molecular physics, solid-state physics and soft condensed matter.

    The FELIX Laboratory exploits intense, short-pulsed infrared and THz free-electron lasers that are used for the research of matter both by in-house as well as national and international external users. The four lasers FELIX-1, FELIX-2, FELICE and FLARE each produce their own range of wavelengths and together, they provide a tuning range between 3 and 1500 µm.

    The infrared radiation of the FELIX lasers interacts with molecules and materials. This can reveal detailed information about 3D structure, functional properties and electronic properties. The local research program is executed in several groups: FELIX Infrared and THz Spectroscopy; FELIX FEL Technology; Condensed Matter Physics and Molecular Structure and Dynamics.

    The FELIX Laboratory is a large facility that is open for external users with projects selected by the Programme Advisory Committee. Very regular users maintain their own (more or less) permanent set-ups which may also be used by external users.

  • Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH (HZB)

    Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH (HZB) was founded in 2009 by the merger of the former Hahn-Meitner-Institut Berlin GmbH (HMI) and the Berliner Elektronenspeicherring-Gesellschaft für Synchrotronstrahlung GmbH (BESSY), and is a member of the Helmholtz Association.

    HZB concentrates on energy materials research, methods and instruments for conducting research with soft X-ray radiation, as well as accelerator research and development. A strategic goal of HZB is to maximise the impact of its photon-based capabilities and expertise on the achievement of the goals of energy materials research. Here, the focus is on thin-film functional materials for energy conversion, energy storage and future energy-efficient information technologies.

    Accelerator research at HZB focusses on the development of efficient accelerator technologies and designs as well as superconducting cavities. HZB is operating two large-scale facilities – the research reactor BER II (to be shut down by the end of 2019) and the photon source BESSY II – for the international scientific user community. BESSY II is a 3rd generation synchrotron radiation source focusing on the VUV / soft X-ray regime. Both large-scale facilities serve an international user community with in total more than 3,500 user visits per year.

    By integrating its energy materials research with the operation of dedicated infrastructures, HZB aims at exploiting synergies and creating a unique research environment. The upgrade of BESSY II to a variable pulse length storage ring (BESSY VSR) will provide researchers with new opportunities to study dynamic processes in energy materials, thus laying the ground for targeted development of new functional materials.

  • National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN)

    The National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) is the Italian research agency dedicated to the study of the fundamental constituents of matter, that operates at the Frascati National Laboratories (LNF), the DAFNE-Light and the SPARC_LAB facilities. The Frascati National Laboratories (LNF), founded in 1954, are the oldest and largest laboratories of INFN.

    The LNF has also a longstanding tradition on using synchrotron radiation for interdisciplinary studies, developed over more than 10 years experience in the use, at the end of the high-energy physics program, of the electron-positron collider ADONE. After the phasing out of ADONE in 1993, the same infrastructure was used to host DAΦNE (Double Annular Φ-factory for Nice Experiments). DAΦNE is a high-luminosity, 0.51 GeV, e+e– collider, designed for a broad physics program. Because of its low energy and high current (higher than 1.5 A), DAΦNE provides very intense synchrotron radiation beams in the low energy region and especially in the infrared region (IR), where the extreme source intensity induces a large interdisciplinary interest from biological to geological applications.

    DAΦNE-Light is the Synchrotron Radiation Facility of the Frascati National Laboratories that with five beamlines covers the energy range going from infrared to soft x-rays. Two of these beam-lines, the soft X-ray and the UV one use as synchrotron radiation source one of the DAΦNE wiggler magnets, while the other three beam-lines, IR and XUV, collect the radiation from bending magnets. DAFNE-Light is a material science facility but also a laboratory where it is possible to test new detectors and optics, for different applications, in a wide low energy range.

    Concerning new radiation sources and advanced accelerators concepts, the LNF laboratory has developed also the SPARC_LAB (Sorgente Pulsata Auto-amplificata di Radiazione Coerente) test facility.  This facility is based on the combination of high brightness electron beams, from the SPARC photo-injector, with high-intensity ultra-short laser pulses, from FLAME. These features, and in particular an energy per pulse up to 40 μJ and a pulse duration shorter than 100 fs rms, make the SPARC_LAB THz source an appealing source for nonlinear THz spectroscopy.

  • ISA – Institute for Storage Ring Facilities

    ISA, the Institute for Storage Ring Facilities at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, is a Danish National Facility where research is carried out over a wide range of the natural and life sciences, including fundamental physics, material science, molecular biology and laboratory astrophysics, using accelerators and storage rings.

    ISA operates the ASTRID2 storage ring, with its full-energy booster ASTRID. The department also houses other research facilities and unique accelerators, including the heavy-ion electrostatic storage ring “ELISA”. ASTRID2, in operation since 2014, is a state-of-the-art 3rd generation light source operating in top-up mode at 580 MeV. In addition to the dipole magnets, two undulators and one Multi-Pole-Wiggler provides spectacularly bright radiation in the scarcely available low-energy range from the infra-red to 1,000 eV.

    The ASTRID2 source is operated annually for more than 5,000 hours supplying beam to more than 100 Danish and international users. Synchrotron radiation is provided to the users with an array of monochromators with resolving powers in the range of 1000 to >20,000. By 2016, ASTRID2 simultaneously serves 6 beamlines, each used by an individual research group. Access is offered to beamlines for surface, nano and solid-state science, atomic and molecular physics, and biology (UV spectroscopy, circular and linear dichroism (CD and LD) and spectroscopy). Several of the end-stations offer state-of-the-art equipment providing a rare or unique service within Europe.

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