News and updates

Call for irradiation experiments 2021 is closed.
Published on: 02/08/2021

The deadline to submit irradiation experiment requests was Monday August 2nd 2021. Due to time contstraints of thi first run after the LS2, please note that late requests will not be considered.

Call for irradiation experiments 2021 is open!
Published on: 30/06/2021

The latest CERN Injector Accelerator schedule confirms the availability of the proton beam for the IRRAD facility in 2021 from week 38 (September 20th) to week 45 (November 8th). Therefore, we are happy to open the call for irradiation experiments for the IRRAD proton run 2021. Due to the limited amount of beam time in 2021, and the need to use part of it to re-commission the irradiation beam after the long LS2 stop, priority in 2021 will be given to urgent experiments only. Deadline to submit your request is Monday August 2nd 2021.

Update about the IRRAD run 2021
Published on: 04/05/2021

The IRRAD beam operation in 2021 it is submitted to the completion of the ongoing consolidation works in the PS East Area which are proceeding according to shedule, targeting the beginning of the beam commissioning period during September 2021 (see PS user schedule). The possibility of performing “urgent” irradiation experiments in 2021 (week 42 to week 45) will be confirmed during June 2021 and, in positive case, the call for user experiments will be issued accordingly. The IRRAD facility will resume its regular operation at the beginning of 2022.

Restart of IRRAD Facility in 2021
Published on: 11/12/2020

The IRRAD beam operation in 2021 will follow the CERN Injectors Schedule approved on 02.12.20 and it is submitted to the completion of the ongoing consolidation works in the PS East Area. The possibility of performing “urgent” irradiation experiments in 2021 (week 42 to week 45) will be confirmed during spring 2021 (March/April) and, in positive case, the call for user experiments will be issued accordingly. The IRRAD facility will resume its regular operation at the beginning of 2022. Currently the access to the IRRAD Facility infrastructure is limited. In case of need, please contact ps.irrad@cern.ch before submitting your access request.

Summary Run 2018 of EA-IRRAD Facility
Published on: 20/03/2019

The summary of the run 2018 of the IRRAD facility is now available (see link in the main page).

No Pion irradiations at PSI during 2019
Published on: 01/03/2019

During 2019 there won't be a pion irradiation run in PS organized by our team. If you need more information, or express your interest for pion irradiations in 2020, please contact the IRRAD facility team.

Access to IRRAD infrastructure during LS2
Published on: 28/01/2019

The access to the IRRAD Facility infrastructure is limited due to the onging rennovation works in the East Area during the LS2. In case of need, please contact the IRRAD team before submitting your access request.

AIDA-2020 Transnational Access
Published on: 10/10/2018

Information and application procedure for AIDA-2020 Transnational Access are available here.

Registrations for the proton run 2018 are now closed!
Published on: 18/09/2018

The IRRAD facility is now fully booked (no space left on the irradaiiton tables) until the end of the proton run 2018. Irradiation of small samples can be still performed (please contact the IRRAD team).

Irradiation runs 2019-2020
Published on: 05/06/2018

The IRRAD facility will be closed during the CERN Long Shutdown 2 (LS2).

Registration 2018 open
Published on: 05/03/2018

The registration of new experiments for the proton run 2018 is now open.

New training rank "IRRAD" now available on SIR
Published on: 17/03/2016

From 01 May 2016, the validity of this training rank will be verified by the access system during the beam operation periods only. Please, make sure that you pass this new SIR course in order to maintain valid the access right to the irradiation area.

Registration 2015 open
Published on: 14/04/2015

Registrations for the irradiation run 2015 are now open!

Irradiation results
Published on: 20/01/2015

The results of the 2014 proton irradiation run in IRRAD are now available here.

Article about IRRAD upgrade
Published on: 11/11/2014

Read the published article about the East Area Irradiation Facility Upgrade Project on the Newsletter of the PH department.

Seminar
Published on: 11/11/2014

Follow the joint PH-DT/ESE seminar on CERN-PH Irradiation Facilities.

Article about IRRAD
Published on: 11/11/2014

Read the published article about the First beams for the new East Area Irradiation Facility on the Newsletter of the PH department.