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BTF 2017 call for applications

November 25th, 2016

to INFN scientific comm. coordinators
to INFN group leaders
to BTF users

The Beam Test Facility has been operational in 2016 providing 240 beam-days, and is due to stop on Dec. 19th.
For 2017 a number of upgrades of the facility are planned, including the preparation of a second beam-line, so that we foresee to deliver beam to the users from February to July.
The possibility of allocating more shifts after the August 2017 shutdown will be considered in Spring 2017.

For requesting a beam-shift two simple steps are required:
    2. Send a one-page summary of the planned setup via email to, including:
      - infrastructural and diagnostics needs
      - required beam parameters
      - motivation or reference to approved experiment/scientific committee reports
      - list of recent publications with citation or acknowledgement or any other reference to BTF.
We remind you that we will assign beam periods in unit of weeks (as a general rule), from Monday to Monday, with overlap in the morning for installation/de-installation, and that some level of rejection, depending on the amount of requests, is expected.
We thus invite all interested colleagues to submit one or more beam requests for the period Feb.-Jul. 2017, BY THE END OF 2016.
A draft schedule will be released by next January at the usual address:
We also underline that after the beam time assignment, modifications of the schedule will still be possible; all affected users will be promptly informed.
Finally, please also take note of the following:
    - The beam request contact person will be also the team-leader and responsible for the access procedures and safety of all the team members unless a different team-leader name is indicated
    - Registered users can submit a new beam request accessing the web page using their password. A forgotten password can be recovered by sending an e-mail to
    - Any participant to the test beam will have to provide the required documentation in advance. More information is available at the link: The BTF administrative staff will provide detailed instructions to the team-leader of approved shifts in due time.

Thanks for your collaboration from the BTF staff!