The Extreme Light Infrastructure ERIC

2021 EXPERIMENTS in AMO science, ultrafast optical spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction

Issue Date 07.06.2021
Closing Date 31.10.2021
Status closed

The ELI Beamlines Facility ( invites the scientific community to submit proposals for experiments using instruments in the E1 Experimental Hall and supporting laboratories for Applications in Molecular, Biomedical and Materials Sciences. Experiments from this call are expected to be scheduled from late August 2021 through the first half of 2022.

List of instruments available call 2 user experiments

  • Multi-purpose end station for AMO science and Coherent Diffractive imaging (MAC). Detailed information: MAC_2021
  • Femtosecond Stimulated Raman Scattering and transient optical absorption (FSRS and TA). Detailed information: FSRS and TA_2020
  • Time resolved spectroscopic ellipsometry (trELIps). Detailed information: ELIps_2021
  • Station for X-ray experiments (TREX); diffraction and scattering. Detailed information: TREX_2021

Introductory information about the HHG source and lasers available for the call can be found in the documents: HHG_2021, and Lasers_2021

The aims of the call are:

  • to perform high-level user experiments using the capabilities already in operation in the E1 experimental hall and its supporting laboratories.
  • to allow expert users to assisted in the development and commissioning of new experimental capabilities (for a detailed update on capabilities under development contact the instrument representatives).
  • to further develop the abilities of the ELI Beamlines scientific staff, user office personnel and support teams to perform efficient user operations.

Applicants must be aware and accept that the ELI Beamlines is in a “ramp-up mode” during the time of the early experiments and this may affect the performance and availability of the individual instruments.

Application submission Deadline:

October 15. We encourage user so submit their proposals as soon as possible as there are some available slots for experiments before the deadline and these will be filled based on pre-deadline evaluations.

ELI Beamlines experimental hall E1.

Application procedure and admittance

All applications will be processed by the user administration at ELI Beamlines Following an initial assessment for technical and safety feasibility applications will be externally reviewed. Applications reviewed favourably are then scheduled. Results from the technical and safety assessments and the external review will be communicated to the applicants by the ELI Beamlines user office.

Each scheduled experiment will be assigned a suitable researcher of the ELI Beamlines’ team to be the main point of contact for the experiment. The main point of contact will be responsible for communications with the users before, during and after the experiments.

About 1-3 weeks will be allocated per experiment. Shorter and longer experiments will also be considered. Before gaining access to the premises of ELI Beamlines, users must complete relevant trainings (e.g. general safety, laser safety training). This will be provided by the ELI Beamlines safety team either as on-line training or on-site training as appropriate.

Central aspects of User safety at ELI Beamlines is summarized here.

Useful general information about the ELI Beamlines facility can be found in the ELI Beamlines User-guide.

User-supplied instrumentation and equipment

In Early User Operation, the use of own instrumentation or equipment in the experiments is not encouraged for feasibility and integration reasons. Nevertheless, it can sometimes be necessary. If you are planning to include in your proposal user-supplied instrumentation or equipment, please contact the relevant scientific instrument team well before proposal submission in order to verify feasibility. Central aspects of User safety at ELI Beamlines is summarized here.


Data and publication policies

For detailed information: Data Policy and User publication policy

Do you have more questions? ELI Beamlines video for users can help you to answer your questions.

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