ChETEC-INFRA is happy to provide transnational access to the 13 infrastructures networked in the project. New and outside users are especially welcome!
Monthly TNA event (Zoom)
You are invited to attend our monthly TNA event on Zoom, which features one of the ChETEC-INFRA facilities and allows users to ask any question they may have on transnational access.
The first two TNA events presented:
- The Felsenkeller underground accelerator (26.07.2021)
- The Vienna Environmental Research Accelerator (VERA) (27.09.2021)
The third edition of this event is scheduled for Monday, 25.10.2021, at 15:30 (Brussels time) and will feature a presentation of the IANAO Rozhen Observatory, as well as a general overview on transnational access and time for questions and answers.
Brief definition of transnational access (TNA)
Transnational access by scientific users
- crosses national borders (i.e. users must use an installation located outside the country where they work),
- is free of charge to the users (access fees to the facilities are paid by the European Union),
- may include travel support for the users, again funded by the EU,
- should generally foresee to publish the scientific results,
- is open to scientists of all nationalities and based in all countries (with limits on the amount of access given to users outside the EU and associated countries),
- is allocated by an independent user selection panel, solely based on scientific merit.
Facilities offering access
Facilities with transnational access include Astronuclear Laboratories (■), Astronuclear High-Performance Computing (■) and Astronuclear Telescopes (■):
5 MV Pelletron accelerator for nuclear cross section measurements in a shallow-underground laboratory, shielded from cosmic radiation.
State-of-the-art AMS facility with a 6 MV tandem accelerator, dedicated AMS beamlines and dedicated ion sources.
Dedicated facility for AMS based on a 3-MV tandem accelerator, with a scientific focus on the advancement of ultra-trace analysis of long-lived radionuclides.
Observational facility located in Rodopa mountain, with three telescopes for optical observations of comets, asteroids, stars, star clusters and galaxies and a telescope for observations of the Sun.
Telescope located south-west of Prague, equipped with a single-order spectrograph and an echelle spectrograph.
2.56m telescope owned and operated in collaboration at the Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos (La Palma, Spain).
Accelerator facility for proton or alpha beam at 1 – 2.5 MeV, with the capability of neutron production via 7Li(p,n).
Facility with two low-energy ion accelerators, a variable-energy isochronous cyclotron and a tandetron, providing DC or pulsed beams for time-of-flight experiments.
10 MV FN tandem accelerator for nuclear physics and astrophysics research, connected to a fully-equipped target laboratory.
MGC-20 cyclotron capable of proton, deuteron, 3He and alpha beams.
Observatory with a 1.65 m Ritchey-Chretien telescope with VUES spectrograph, located 70 km north of Vilnius.
Facility with three tandem accelerators for nuclear astrophysics and AMS, and connected target laboratory.
High Performance Compute (HPC) cluster with compute, GPU and high-memory nodes.
Call for Proposals
Proposals can be submitted through the GATE server. Calls for proposals open every three months. The currently open call for proposals will close August 17, 2021 and covers user time at the facilities from December 2021 to February 2022.
How to Apply
Details on eligibility and the application process can be found here.