SPIRIT - support of public and industrial research using ion beam technology

The SPIRIT consortium integrates 11 leading ion beam facilities and 4 R&D providers from 7 member states and 2 associated states (Switzerland and Croatia). The partners provide ions in an energy range from ~10 keV to 100 MeV for the modification and analysis of solid surfaces, interfaces, thin films and nanostructured systems. The main application areas are materials, biomedical and environmental research and technology.

SPIRIT is coordinated by Forschungszentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (FZD). FZD’s Ion Beam Centre serves SPIRIT as a national centre of competence for the application of ion beams at ion energies ranging from sub-keV to about 50 MeV. It is mainly devoted to advanced materials research.

Website of a SPIRIT consortium: http://www.spirit-ion.eu/

TNA - Transnational Access

Transnational Access (TNA) will be provided by 7 partners of the SPIRIT consortium. The project will in particular profit from the corresponding experience of the coordinator FZD, who successfully offered / is offering TNA to European users under FP5 and FP6. However, there is a longstanding experience of all involved infrastructures in giving access to external users.

Transnational Access (TNA) will be provided throughout the duration of the project at 7 infrastructures. Table shows that the SPIRIT TNA activities will be focused on Materials Science, Biomedical Studies and Environmental Investigations including Cultural Heritage, covering the application of ion beams for materials analysis and for irradiation / materials modification. A wide spectrum of specific devices, methods and processes is available within the consortium, which covers standard applications and novel developments and is inline with the international state-of-the art.

Online Application for the TNA can be found here: http://www.spirit-ion.eu/Project/Transnational-Access/Application-Form.html

Areas of activities in the facilities included in SPIRIT project with highlighted Jozef Stefan Institute facility and its activities:


Microanalitical center at JSI cooperates in the program with six measuring and modification stations:

Last updated: 01/22/2014