Experimental proposals are reviewed together with the HiRadMat Coordination Team. This first review is to verify the compatibility of the proposed experiments with the existing installation, and the possibility to provide the requested beam conditions.
Experimental teams must first submit a Beam Time Request for conducting an experiment at HiRadMat. This is done by filling the Beam Time Request Form that provides a minimal information for the experiment, the proposed setup and the beam parameters request and send it to the HiRadMat Coordination Team. Usually, requests made before September 1st, will be considered for the schedule of the following year. Late requests will be scheduled to the earliest possible date. Following the evaluation of the beam requests, the individual experiments will be contacted specifically for further steps, e.g. the participation to the committees evaluating the scientific purpose and the safety aspects of the experiment.
The experimental proposal will be reviewed by the HiRadMat Scientific Board. The board evaluates the scientific value of the proposal, and the technical feasibility of the experiment. Upon positive recommendation the experiment is reserved a slot to the yearly schedule, which will be finally approved by the HiRadMat Technical Board following:
- a safety review by the safety officials (RP and general safety), including dismantling and waste handling. For this the experiment must provide a complete Safety File.
- a beam operations review by the accelerator experts. For this the experiment must provide a Pulse List document.
- a technical review by the HiRadMat technical team. For this a detailed Technical Folder must be provided.
Successful outcome of all the three reviews leads to the final approval of the experiment, and the confirmation of the beam slot in the schedule.
The document templates:
When citing the facility please use the following references:
I. Efthymiopoulos et al. (2011). HiRadMat: A New Irradiation Facility for Material Testing at CERN, Proceedings of IPAC 2011, 4-9 September 2011, San Sebastien, Spain, reference: TUPS058
F. Harden et al. (2019). HiRadMat: A Facility Beyond the Realms of Materials Testing. Proceedings of the 10th Int. Particle Accelerator Conf., IPAC2019, Australia. 10.18429/JACOW-IPAC2019-THPRB085
If your experiment has received ARIES transnational access funds:
- This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under Grant Agreement No 730871.