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
Call for ISA proposals - Closed!
- The call for ISA proposals for beam time in 2023 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.
Apply for free-of-charge access to the AU-SRCD beam line through MOSBRI.
It is possible to apply for TNA through the EU H2020 programme MOSBRI. Proposals are accepted at any time through the MOSBRI website, but this is only applicable for access to the AU-SRCD facility at ASTRID2.
Online, 23rd Jan to 3rd Feb. 2023, organised by African Light Source Foundation
The School will introduce young scientists to the design, operation, and research opportunities offered at a modern synchrotron light source and how such sources are realized.
Read more about the school including details of how to register here.
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14th to 19th of May 2023 at Hotel Hermitage, La Biodola Bay, Elba Island, Italy.
On the charming island of Elba, in May 2023, the frontiers of Life Sciences meet the cutting-edge developments of Large Facilities.
LEAPS - the League of European Accelerator based-Photon Sources is organizing its 2023 Conference LEAPS Meets Life Sciences Conference. During five residential days, participants will have the opportunity to hear from a slate of inspiring, thought, and research leaders in the areas of New Biology, Unmet Medical Needs, Correlative Imaging, and Structural Dynamics. The participants will contribute with selected talks and posters to the scientific discussion by submitting their own work.
Read more about the conference including details of how to register here.
Press release 28th October 2022.
Villigen, 28 October: Against a backdrop of the energy crisis, scientists and policymakers convened at Paul Scherrer Institute PSI in Switzerland and set out a vision for European accelerator based photon sources to address current and future societal challenges together.
“LEAPS facilities find themselves in a unique position of simultaneously needing to adapt as heavy energy users whilst being an integral part of the solution.” So said Leonid Rivkin from the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI, Switzerland, Chair of the League of European Accelerator-based Photon Sources (LEAPS). Speaking at the 5th LEAPS plenary meeting, Rivkin commented that planned facility upgrades to leading European research infrastructures will help favourably shift the balance, providing more X-rays for more science with less energy consumption.
Read the full press release here.
The second call for SME proposals is open from the 9th of September 2022 to the 28th of July 2023
SMEs can benefit from light source capabilities thanks to the European project LEAPS-INNOV, which is supporting industrial projects in an easy, agile and simple procedure.
LEAPS-INNOV is funding an access programme that is tailor-made for SMEs through a programme called "TamaTA-INNOV", for which SMEs can apply using a very simple form.
Read more about the opportunities available and submit a proposal here.
This LEAPS-INNOV webinar will be held for the second time on 3 November 2022, 11:00-12:00 CET.
The European project LEAPS-INNOV has an open call for proposals from SMEs.
The ESUO have launched a questionnaire related to the absence of TNA funding
View older news items here
In 2021 despite continued 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 the final installation and commissioning of the endstation has been completed.
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 02 December 2022