WP7: TA2 – Trans-national Access to ASTRID2
Provision of access to the following infrastructure(s): ASTRID2
Description of the infrastructure
ASTRID2, in operation since 2014, is a state-of-the-art 3rd generation light source with two undulators and one Multi-Pole-Wiggler, operating in top-up mode, providing spectacularly bright radiation in the scarcely available low-energy range from the infra-red to 1,000 eV. ASTRID2 operates annually for more than 5,000 hours supplying beam for users.
The ASTRID2 storage ring, with its full-energy booster, is situated in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Aarhus University in Denmark, which also houses other unique accelerators, including the heavy ion electrostatic storage ring “ELISA”.
|Name of the infrastructure (and
its installations, if applicable)
|ASTRID2 with beamlines|
|Location of the infrastructure||Aarhus, DENMARK|
|Services currently offered by the infrastructure||The Research Infrastructure provides users with synchrotron radiation from the ASTRID2 storage ring and use of the beamlines with monochromators and end-stations as follows:
Modality of access & application procedure
|Modality of access||A user will obtain access to the infrastructure following an annual call for proposal.
Calls for proposal:
Beamtime is allocated as a number of days of access and for a single visit users typically work at the infrastructure from a few days to two weeks. Before conducting the actual experiment, frequent communications between the beamline scientist and the users ensure that samples to be investigated can be mounted appropriately, and that ancillary equipment etc. is available. During the allocated beamtime, the user at the beamline is clearly in charge of the actual research conducted whilst advised by local staff on use of beamline monochromators, electron energy analysers, pumping systems etc. Access costs will be declared based on unit costs calculated from the actual operating costs.
|Offered support||The access provided consists of the
|Outreach to new users||
|Review procedure||Users applying for access to the synchrotron radiation facilities at ISA, for which access is offered, will have their proposals evaluated by a user selection panel. This panel will typically be composed of seven international experts, of whom a majority will be independent and external to the infrastructure.