ISA is a Danish National Facility where research is carried out over a wide range of the natural and life sciences, including fundamental physics, material science, molecular biology and laboratory astrophysics, using accelerators and storage rings.
Access to ISA
Access restrictions due to the current situation with the spread of the corona virus.
Updated: 4th January 2021
- The ASTRID2 facility is running again after several weeks of shutdown due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Due to current restrictions we are still not able to offer beamtime to all users at this time. As restrictions are changed to allow travel to Denmark, users will be contacted in order to schedule beamtime for their experiments to go ahead. If you have any questions please contact the relevant beamline scientist.
- We urge all groups to limit the number of users working at the beamline at any one time to two. Please also ensure that all users read the Rules for Using Research Labs at AU.
Call for proposals - Closed!
- The call for proposals for beam time in 2021 is closed. However if you are interested in applying for beam time on one of the ASTRID2 beam lines, then it may still be possible. Please read the information contained in the link below and contact the relevant beam line scientist to see if there is time available.
ISA welcomes applications, from national or international groups, for access to any of the ISA research facilities.
The European Union’s Horizon 2020 INFRAIA programme has awarded a 5 M€ infrastructure grant to MOSBRI (Molecular-Scale Biophysics Research Infrastructure https://www.mosbri.eu), a consortium of 13 academic centres of excellence and 2 industrial partners from 11 different European countries, coordinated by Institut Pasteur (Paris, France). In practice, this means that we are opening our laboratories to European researchers, so that they can travel to where the best equipment and the best expertise is. Transnational access (TNA) under MOSBRI will provide free access (paid by the project) to the consortium's laboratories and is especially aimed at young researchers. The AU-CD beamline on ASTRID2 is one of the laboratories open for access, with the coordination and management of all TNA for the network carried out by the AU-CD team.
See the MOSBRI press release announcing the network.
‘Learning to run again’: – a webinar on the challenges for synchrotrons and FELs to restore effective operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click to read more...
In 2020 despite disruption due to the corona virus pandemic, ASTRID2 provided 28 weeks of user beam time to the 6 operational beam lines, with normal operation at 180 mA top-up. Machine physics studies are ongoing in order to improve stability and lifetime of the beam. The newest beam line, SGM4, has been commissioned and is awaiting the final installation and commissioning of the endstation.
For information about visiting the facility and how to arrange a tour, please read the information on this page.
ASTRID2 Lego model
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View more publications for the beam lines: SGM3, Matline, AU-CD, AU-UV.
ISA networking with the world
ISA is a part of several networks. Read more about them here.
Last Modified 01 March 2021