Use our facility: apply for beam time
The FELIX Laboratory is open for scientists from all over the world. You can apply for beam time by submitting a proposal. There are two submission moments each year: a few weeks before May 15 (scheduled time August - January) and a few weeks before November 15 (scheduled time February - July).
Situation in the Ukraine
We have all been shocked by the invasion of Ukraine. Following the sanctions imposed by the European Community and its international partners – for the time being – all cooperation with Russia and Belarus remains suspended we can not accept proposals with scientists affiliated to Russia and/or Belarus. We truly regret this development.
Submit a proposal
You can submit your proposal starting a few weeks for the deadline through the FELIX proposal submission system. Before submitting, please read the short guideline (pdf, 364 kB) and download the FELIX proposal template. (docx, 291 kB)
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The proposals are evaluated by a Program Advisory Committee (PAC). They advise the FELIX management. Evaluation criteria are scientific soundness, interest and novelty and a well-reasoned need to use the unique FELIX facilities.
Support European users
Support for travel and subsistence can be provided for European users within the European Union Horizon 2020 projects Laserlab-Europe. Further information on Laserlab Europe.
FELIX - HFML combination
Combining the radiation of the FELIX lasers with the continuous high magnetic fields of the HFML creates exiting new opportunities. However, not all desired experiments are feasible. When you want to use the set-up, your plans have to be complete, detailed, and it needs to be 100% obvious why their desired experiment should be performed here and not anywhere else in the world. Contact us before submitting an application for beam time and magnet time. In this way, we can advise and assist you on your project plan and increase the chance of success.
Acknowledgement projects supported by Laserlab Europe
Every user who was supported by the trans-national access program of Laserlab Europe is obliged to acknowledge funding in his or her publication, using the following statement: This work has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no 871124 Laserlab-Europe.
Acknowledgement supported by CALIPSOplus
Every user who was supported by the trans-national access program of CALIPSOplusis obliged to acknowledge funding in his or her publication, using the following statement: The research leading to this result has been supported by the project CALIPSOplusunder Grant Agreement 730872 from the EU Framework
ESUO questionnaire: Possible impacts of the absence of transnational access funding support for the user community
“With the end of the CALIPSOplus programme last October TransNational Access (TNA) funding to access synchrotron and FEL facilities, paying travel and accommodation costs for one or more members on a beamtime, has finished and, at present, there is no direct replacement by the European Commission in the form of a general access programme that would continue to provide TNA to all researchers from across Europe no matter the topic. ESUO has set up a questionnaire to receive input from users Possible impacts of the absence of TransNational Access (TNA) funding for the user community (ESUO questionnaire: Possible impacts of the absence of transnational access funding support for the user community (google.com)) - deadline end of March. This is an initiative of ESUO, the European Synchrotron and FEL User Organisation (Welcome - ESUO) in cooperation with LEAPS (LEAPS – League of European Accelerator-based Photon Sources (leaps-initiative.eu)). The outcome of this questionnaire will empower ESUO to continue advocating both to the European Commission and to the National Funding Agencies for TNA funding for all science topics and for all scientists.”
If you encounter any problems or if you have questions/suggestions, contact us at HFML-FELIX@ru.nl.