General User Information
The IBC user office (firstname.lastname@example.org) is the major contact point for all current or prospective users of the IBC user facilities. Please do not hesitate to contact us for support or administrative help.
The central tool to organize your access to the IBC user facilities is called HZDR GATE (general access tool to experimental infrastructures). In GATE you will find a number of web applications
- to submit proposals
- to submit experimental reports
- to provide feedback on your experience and
- to provide publications resulting from your experiments
Note: Several of the IBC user facilities are located within a radiation protection area. For safety reasons, access to radiation protection areas is denied to minors and pregnant or breastfeeding women. Please consider this when planning your experiments and discuss possible issues well beforehand with your respective local contact.
We would like to inform you that the routine user operation of accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) at the Ion Beam Center (IBC) is suspended from Nov 15, 2018 to Dec 31, 2019. This temporary interruption is due to the formation of a dedicated division “Accelerator Mass Spectrometry and Isotope Research” at the HZDR / Institute of Beam Physics and Materials Research, the extension of the personnel basis of the AMS group and the implementation of technical enhancements at the DREAMS facility.
Accordingly, the submission of new AMS proposals at the IBC is not possible at a moment. With respect to already running or accepted proposals we will contact you to discuss individual solutions. For further information please contact our AMS group, or send a message to email@example.com
As an alternative we refer to the possibility to apply for AMS beam time within the European Infrastructure Project “RADIATE”, which provides transnational user access to major ion beam facilities across Europe. Submission of proposals is planned to start in March 2019. Further information will be available soon, we keep you informed.
We hope that we can re-open submission for new AMS proposals at IBC in September 2019.
Thank you for your understanding and sorry for any inconvenience.
Committee Research with Nuclear Sonds and Ion Beams
HZDR would like to let you know about the work of the "Committee Research with Nuclear Sonds and Ion Beams" (KFSI). KFSI is an elected body representing the interests of ion beam users in Germany to politics and facilities. If you work with Ion Beams in Germany, you can register with KFSI as a user and vote for the new comittee in 2021.