Open in nine European countries to early stage researchers and experienced scientists selected solely on the proposals’ quality and accessible to industrial firms, CERIC-ERIC offers a single access to a wide range of facilities allowing the integrated use of analytical and modification techniques based on microscopic probes for nano-level science and technology.

All laboratories have been and will be periodically evaluated and approved by an international independent expert committee, the International Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (ISTAC).

Below are listed the facilities currently available within CERIC-ERIC, and the Representing Entities (RE) to which they belong.

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The Austrian facility (RE: Graz University of Technology) is dedicated to the structural characterization of nanosystems with scattering techniques covering topics such as advanced materials, (bio-)polymers, proteins in solids, surfaces, liquids and in the gas phase. The facility provides access to its light and X-ray scattering laboratories, as well as to the Austrian SAXS beamline and Deep X-ray Lithography beamline, both at Elettra.

Heinz Amenitsch

The Croatian facility (RE: Ruđer Bošković Institute) develops and allows access to ion beam techniques for materials’ modification and characterization, such as PIXE and RBS, as well as a heavy ion microprobe, dual beam irradiation chamber with RBS/channeling, and TOF ERDA spectrometer.

Milko Jaksić

The Czech facility (RE: Charles University Prague) has expertise in surface analysis, thin film growth and studies of the reaction mechanism on catalyst surfaces. It offers Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS, XPD, ARUPS) with Low Energy Ion Scattering Spectroscopy and LEED, Field Emission Gun Scanning Electron Microscope, Near Ambient Pressure XPS and access to the Materials Science Beamline at synchrotron Elettra dedicated to soft X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and NEXAFS.

Vladimir Matolin

The Hungarian facility (RE: Hungarian Academy of Sciences - Centre for Energy Research) performs R&D in nuclear science and technology, studying the interaction of radiation with matter and doing isotope and nuclear chemistry, radiography and radiation chemistry, surface chemistry and catalysis (PGAA, NAA, RAD). Neutron scattering instruments allow investigation of microscopic properties of solids, liquids, soft materials, biological objects and condensed matter (PSD, SANS, TOF, GINA, MTEST, BIO, TAST).

Tamas Belgya

The Italian facility (RE: Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste) covers a wide range of experimental techniques and scientific fields, including photoemission, spectromicroscopy, crystallography, dichroic absorption spectroscopy, x-ray imaging etc.

Giovanni Comelli

The Polish facility (RE: Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education) offers techniques based on synchrotron radiation: the PEEM/XAS beamline (200-2000 eV photon energy range) is equipped with PEEM - Photoemission Electron Microscopy - and XAS, devoted to spectroscopy studies by absorption of soft X-rays. The UARPES undulator beamline (8-100 eV photon energy range) is equipped with the ARPES endstation, allowing precise studies on the structure of energy bands of solids and their surfaces.

Marek J. Stankiewicz

The Romanian facility (RE: National Institute of Material Physics) has HRTEM and EPR laboratories for research in solid state physics and materials science, including the synthesis and characterization of advanced materials for applications in microelectronics, catalysis, energy industry and ICT.

Ionut Enculescu

The Slovenian facility (RE: National Institute of Chemistry) offers NMR spectroscopy for chemical analysis and identification, for determining 3D structures and studying the dynamics of small and larger bio-macro-molecules, for tracking chemical reactions in analytical and bioanalytical procedures, for studying polycrystallinity and identifying metabolites and various amorphous forms.

Janez Plavec