Contact

Dr. Johannes von Borany
Head of Ion Beam Center
j.v.boranyAthzdr.de
Phone: +49 351 260 - 3378
Fax: +49 351 260 - 13378

Annette Weißig
International Office, IBC User Office
Research Programmes & International Projects
a.weissigAthzdr.de
Phone: +49 351 260 - 2343

Dr. Roman Böttger
Head Ion Implantation
Ion Technology
r.boettger@hzdr.de
Phone: +49 351 260 - 2873

IBC Guidelines for Beam Time Application

Beam time at the IBC can requested in different extents. Hence, three different project types are offered, which differ with respect to the scientific case and the subsequent evaluation. The choosen project type has to be selected during proposal submission in the HZDR GATE system.

The scientific case of your project has a 1 MB size limit.The description should focus on the main scientific and technical aspects of the experiment to provide the referees with the most important information relevant for their evaluation (~2 pages). Each proposal must contain the name and institution of the main proposer. The requested outline of the respective scientific case is already provided in the templates.

Please choose one of the following project types:

  • Pilot Project
    • This project type is dedicated to test new ideas or to clarify technical / technological issues. The project is restricted to a maximum beam time of two shifts (16 h). The test character of the requested beam time has to be obvious from the scientific case.
    • Pilot projects are only evaluated IBC internally and usually enable faster beam time access (compared to standard projects).
    • Following content is expected in the respective scientific case:
      1. Title
      2. Motivation for test beam time
      3. Description of new equipment and/or new approach for proposed tests
      4. Description of the next steps after test beam time
  • Standard Project
    • This project type allows for application of one or several beam times within a total project duration of typical one year.
    • In case of funded projects or PhD work beam time can be applied for experimental campaigns exceeding one year. For that case the scientific case shall refer to this project, the definition of annual beam time slabs is necessary.  
    • Standard projects are evaluated by the external user selection panel. Usually, first beam times are allocated at latest three months after proposal submission.
    • Following content is expected in the respective scientific case:
      1. Title
      2. Motivation and scientific background
      3. Previous results on this topic (mainly related to the proposer's work)
      4. Description of the proposed experiment including most relevant technical data
      5. Description of the next steps
      6. References
  • Ion Beam Services / Industry
    • This project type allows beam time requests for applications with costs on the basis of contracts with the HZDR.
    • There is neither proposal evaluation nor the request to deliver a report.
    • Following content should appear in the respective scientific case, which is treated confidentially:
      1. Title
      2. General background and specific aims of the proposed ion beam services
      3. Technical specification of beam time including specific requirements necessary to perform the ion beam services
      4. If not proposer, specification of customers involved
      5. References or links to information relevant to the project

The project types Pilot and Standard requires the preparation and submission an experimental report within 3 months after finishing the experiments. A timely submission of this report is mandatory for any further allocation of beam time. In case of long-term projects (exceeding one year) an annual report has to be prepared which summarizes the project results achieved so far and specified more detailed the next beam time period.    


Contact

Dr. Johannes von Borany
Head of Ion Beam Center
j.v.boranyAthzdr.de
Phone: +49 351 260 - 3378
Fax: +49 351 260 - 13378

Annette Weißig
International Office, IBC User Office
Research Programmes & International Projects
a.weissigAthzdr.de
Phone: +49 351 260 - 2343

Dr. Roman Böttger
Head Ion Implantation
Ion Technology
r.boettger@hzdr.de
Phone: +49 351 260 - 2873