Fast access to CERIC facilities

In additional to regular calls (two per year), CERIC offers the possibility to gain access to some of its instruments for feasibility studies or very short measurements. The Austrian, Czech, Italian and Slovenian partner facilities will dedicate 5 days per semester to this modality of access, granted on demand until exhausted. For the moment, it is possible to ask for fast access to the following instruments:

Synchrotron beam line in Trieste

SISSI-Bio - Synchrotron Infrared Source for Spectroscopy and Imaging

XAFS - X-ray absorption spectroscopy

Laboratory scattering facility in Graz

DLS - Dynamic Light Scattering

SAXS Lab Small Angle X-ray scattering facility in Graz

SLS - Static Light Scattering

Surface science laboratory in Prague

XPD - X-ray Photoelectron Diffraction

FESEM - Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope
NAP XPS - Near Ambient Pressure X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy

Nuclear magnetic resonance facility in Ljubljana

David - 800 MHz NMR spectrometer

Magic - 600 MHz NMR spectrometer

Lara - 600 MHz NMR spectrometer

Odie and Ajax - 300 MHz NMR spectrometers

Submit your proposal

Proposals eligible for fast access proposals should have a strong motivation for applying through this channel, satisfying one or more of the following criteria:

  • as for regular CERIC proposals, show a multi-technique approach of a scientific problem (although fast access can be requested for a single instrument)
  • prove the need to test a new instrument or sample,
  • be necessary to validate a result for an imminent publication, or
  • any other valid justification for a fast and short access.

Proposals can be submitted at any time, though the VUO.

Please note that discussion of your experimental plan with the instrument scientists is mandatory.

Submit a proposal