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Sample preparation and characterisation facilities of MTA Atomki and MTA Wigner FK are freely used within HIPP. New users are mutually directed to appropriate HIPP facilities.

The Beamtime Request Rules can be read below the form.

In order to use the services of the HIPP facilities please contact the Steering Committee. The services (within the frames of the capacities) are available for everyone with equal chance if an acceptable scientific program is provided together with the request. The services - both for external or local users - are available by filling out and e-sending the Beamtime Request Form, see below.

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Access to the HIPP Facillities

This document provides information about the procedure for submission and evaluation of beamtime request.

The the Hungarian Ion-beam Physics Platform (HIPP) is an open network offering access to accelerator beamtime. The HIPP members, MTA Atomki and MTA Wigner FK, provide the accelerators, their operation, the vacuum chambers, detectors, signal processors and the evaluation software for ion-beam analysis.

There are three ways of accessing facilities of the laboratories:

  1. As a user affiliated with a member of HIPP;
  2. As a user working in frames of an established scientific collaboration agreement or joint project including at least one member of HIPP and explicitly envisaging the HIPP facilies.
  3. As an external user.

In both cases 1. and 2. cases a staff member of the MTA Atomki or MTA Wigner FK shall apply for beamtime either in his/her own name or on behalf the scientific collaboration. He/she shall take responsibility for the activity that will be performed at the facilities. Users affiliated with a HIPP member shall have free access to the equipments; however, they shall be expected to cover the cost of consumables used during their experiments.

In case 3. the MTA Atomki or MTA Wigner FK staff members shall give a hand to external users. In this case, after a feasibility check of the planned experiment, a quotation will be sent to the applicant. The cost of the services shall be calculated on the basis of the requested shifts of the facilities and the consumables needed for the experiment. Financial calculations underlying the quotation shall be made available to the applicant.

Whatever the access form, beamtime request shall start with filling the above forms.

Having received the beamtime request, staff member of MTA Atomki and MTA Wigner FK shall evaluate whether the requested ion-beam facilities can be made available at the requested experimental station. Should this not be the case, the applicant will be contacted with the aim of finding available beams at appropriate experimental stations and, if possible, new conditions shall be negotiated. External users may be mutually directed to appropriate HIPP facilities.

Should it turn out impossible to adjust the beamtime request to available beam characteristics, the beam time requests will be rejected.