Types of beamtime

HZB offers a range of ways to request beamtime at HZB facilities.

Regular Access

Regular access is the standard route to apply for beamtime at HZB. There are two calls for proposals each year with deadlines on the 1st March and on the 1st September. All regular access proposals are reviewed by the HZB Scientific Selection Panel (SSP).

Beamtime under regular access at HZB is free of charge for national and international academic users, provided that the results from experiments at HZB will be published in the public domain.

In cases of urgent experiments (hot topic research, samples with finite lifetimes, …) please contact the User Coordination to discuss which possibilities might be available.

Commercial Access

Private sector researchers can use the HZB facilities provided that the research is in collaboration with an academic partner from a university or research organization. Standard review of the proposals applies and results must be published in the public domain.

Industry users and users who do not wish to publish their results of HZB experiments in the public domain can arrange to purchase beamtime. Please contact the User Coordination to discuss the details.

Access for testing (MX only)

For MX there is the possibilitiy to apply for testing time on a short term basis. Maximum amount of testing time is one shift. Please contact the MX laboratory in advance to discuss the details.