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Support of Public and Industrial Research using Ion Beam Technology

Objective

SPIRIT is an Integrating Activities project integrating 7 leading ion beam facilities and 4 research providers from 7 Member States and 1 Associated State. The 7 partners providing TransNational Access supply ions in an energy range from ~10 keV to 100 MeV for modification and analysis of solid surfaces, interfaces, thin films and nanostructured systems. The techniques cover materials, biomedical and environmental research and technology, and are complementary to the existing synchrotron and neutron radiation networks. The partners have highly complementary equipment and areas of specialization. SPIRIT will increase User access and the quality of research by sharing best practice, balancing supply and demand, harmonizing procedures and extending the services into new emerging fields and to new users especially from the NMS and industry. An independent International User Selection Panel will examine proposals under a common SPIRIT procedure. Networking activities include the development of common standards for quality assessment; training and consultancy for User researchers and foresight studies. Joint Research Activities will promote emerging fields such as targeted single ion implantation for irradiation of living cells; ion-beam based analysis with ultrahigh depth resolution; ion-based 3-D tomography, and chemical and molecular imaging. Joint efforts are necessary to improve the systems for detection of ion-induced secondary radiation and to develop means to reduce sample deterioration by the analyzing ion beam. Finally, a unified software package for ion-beam based analysis shall be developed and made available to the community. The management structure of SPIRIT will consist of a Management Board, 3 Activity Boards (Networking, Transnational Access and Joint Research) and a Project Steering Team. A European Users Panel will provide input on user needs, evaluate service improvements against the benchmark level and assess new capabilities resulting from the JRA.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/coating and films
  • /humanities/arts/modern and contemporary art/film
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2008-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-CSA-Infra - Combination of CP and CSA

Coordinator

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM DRESDEN-ROSSENDORF EV
Address
Bautzner Landstrasse 400
01328 Dresden
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 862 281
Administrative Contact
Rainer Maletti (Dr.)

Participants (11)

INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO E NUCLEAR.

Participation ended

Portugal
EU contribution
€ 197 833,64
Address
Apartado 21, Estrada Nacional 10
2686-953 Sacavem
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Fátima Pereira Gonçalves (Ms.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 378 393,60
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Eliane Perret (Ms.)
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 570 372,50
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sofie Heroes (Ms.)
INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 481 233
Address
Jamova 39
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jadran Lenarčič (Prof.)
UNIVERSITAET DER BUNDESWEHR MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 697 692,40
Address
Werner Heisenberg Weg 39
85579 Neubiberg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Siegfried Rapp (Mr.)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 393 886
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jean-Christophe Coste (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 402 050
Address
Stag Hill
GU2 7XH Guildford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sue Angulatta (Ms.)
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 92 024,86
Address
Avenida Rovisco Pais 1
1049-001 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Teresa Malhoa (Dr.)
UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS 6
France
EU contribution
€ 260 221
Address
Place Jussieu 4
75252 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anaïs Desclos (Mrs.)
RUDER BOSKOVIC INSTITUTE
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 299 010
Address
Bijenicka Cesta 54
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Milko Jaksic (Dr.)
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 355 866
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Hans-Arno Synal (Prof.)