CERIC call for beam time proposals

CERIC-ERIC, Central European Research Infrastructure Consortium, offers access to more than 60 instruments and support laboratories, for multidisciplinary research in all fields of materials science and nanotechnology. Researchers from all over the world can apply for access free of charge, upon the condition that results are published and CERIC acknowledged. In addition to the access to the instruments and labs, CERIC offers support for mobility, open access publications, and more.

CERIC-ERIC is calling for proposals for coordinated access to more than 60 instruments and support laboratories through a single application. 
To apply, use the link "Submit a new CERIC proposal" in the VUO at https://vuo.elettra.trieste.it/
As usual, there will be two deadlines:  

- 1st March, 2023 at 17:00 CET, to have a pre-evaluation and the possibility to improve your proposal;
- 30th March, 2023 at 17:00 CET (final submission), recommended only for users that are experts in all the techniques requested.

What is new in this call?
CERIC is increasing its capacities in the field of Energy Materials. To this end, we will upgrade some beamlines/instruments this year to improve our services. In the first step, the upgrades will address battery research. We invite the users to check the instruments pages or contact the instruments scientists for forthcoming developments.

Additional instruments available
European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) Nanobiotechnology Laboratory in Ispra, Italy 
Holographic Electron Microscopy (HoloTem) at the University of Salento in Lecce, Italy
Mass Spectrometry Laboratory (MSI) at the University of Salerno, Italy

CERIC continues to offer access to:
Ultra Resolved Angular Photoelectron Spectroscopy URANOS@SOLARIS (former UARPES)
Absorption Spectroscopy beamline in Tender energy Range and Above ASTRA@SOLARIS (former SOLABS)
Soft X-ray absorption spectroscopy PIRX@SOLARIS (former PEEM/XAS)
Near Ambient Pressure Electron Spectroscopy EnviroESCA@Charles University Prague
Focused Ion Beam Scanning Electron Microscopy LYRA dual beam FIB/SEM@Charles University Prague

Remember, you can apply anytime for the dedicated COVID-19 Fast Track Access and fast track for feasibility studies on the available instruments.

For further information about the call, please visit our website https://www.ceric-eric.eu/users/call-for-proposals/