External researchers can use all the unique equipment and setups we have to offer. For your visit, you can also request support from our staff and are given the option to rent one of our guest houses for the duration of your stay.
For scientific use
Twice a year, researchers can apply for either magnet time, FEL beam time or a combination thereof. If you are granted access, you can use the installation and all available auxiliary equipment. Research is conducted free of charge and guest researchers can receive support from our scientific and technical staff. Our secretariat can help with local arrangements (accommodation, visa, travel, etc.). In exchange, all obtained results will be made available to the public in the open-access scientific literature and presented at scientific conferences and meetings.
The deadlines for submitting a proposal are the 15th of May and the 15th of November.
I want to use high-field magnets
Applying for magnet time is done through the European Magnet Field Laboratory website. Working closely together with the other three high-field magnet labs in Europe has led to one shared application process for researchers interested in using our facilities. Visit the website for the application form and more information.
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HFML - Overview and specifications
I want to use free-electron lasers
Applying for beam time is done by submitting your proposal through the FELIX proposal submission system. The proposals are evaluated by a Program Advisory Committee (PAC), which advises the HFML-FELIX management. Evaluation criteria are scientific soundness, interest and novelty and a well-reasoned need to use our unique facilities. Before submitting, please read the short guideline and download the FELIX proposal template.
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FELIX - Overview and specifications
I want to use a combination of both
Applying for combined time with the FELIX lasers and HFML magnets is slightly more complex. Proposals have to be more detailed as not all experiments are feasible and using the installation is costly and complicated. Also, they should clarify why it is important that the desired experiment be performed at our facility.
Contact Hans Engelkamp before submitting an application for combined time to receive more information and increase your chance of success.