HRIBF Call for Proposals - PAC-8

HRIBF Call for Proposals - PAC-8

Submission deadline extended to Friday, October 18, 2002.


Information about the facility and equipment for PAC-8 may be found here.

The HRIBF is now accepting proposals for experiments. A list of radioactive ion beams and their intensities may be found at http://www.phy.ornl.gov/hribf/users/beams/. The Program Advisory Committee will consider and prioritize proposals for any of the many radioactive ion beams now available for research.

HRIBF must receive your proposal an an email attachment on or before the submission deadline. We have decided to use electronic submission in order to save costs and to accelerate the processing of the proposals. The review process will proceed almost immediately after the deadline. Proposals received after the deadline will be held for the following period. Spokespersons will be notified via email that their proposals were received and assigned a tracking number. Please refer to this number in all communications involving the proposal. HRIBF will review the proposals for safety and feasibility and may be in contact with the spokespersons before the PAC meeting. The proposals will remain confidential although some statistics concerning number, participants, affiliations, types of experiments, etc., may be made public. Following the PAC meeting, only the accepted proposals may be made public. Upon acceptance, instructions will be sent to the spokespersons and will be posted on our WWW site.

A properly submitted proposal consists of a proposal submission form which may be filled out and saved as a postscript file from our WWW site and a maximum of 4 pages (including figures, references, supporting calculations) describing the experiment, the physics to be addressed, and the significance of the experiment. Supporting calculations including assumptions of beam currents or dose rates, efficiencies, and counting rates are required. In the case of RIBs, you must include a statement about your tolerance of isobaric contamination of the beam. Additional information concerning proposal submission may be found at our proposal guidelines web page.

Proposals (with or without the results from the propose experiment form) must be sent to liaison@mail.phy.ornl.gov as an email attachment in portable data format (pdf, preferred) or in postscript (ps) format.

As always, proposals involving stable ion beam (SIB) will be accepted on the basis of the criteria:

  • A research effort directed to studying nuclei far from stability.
  • The experiment commissions equipment or develops new techniques.
  • The experiment requires a unique capability of the HRIBF.
Experiments using RIBS have scheduling priority over those using SIBs. However, a fixed schedule will be made periodically available for outside users who cannot be expected to run on short notice.


A summary of the important dates
Call issued May 2002; August 21, 2002
Submission deadline October 18, 2002 (new)
Meeting of the PAC November 21-22 2002
Spokespersons informed of PAC decisions Early December 2002
Beginning of scheduling period January 1, 2003
Next call to be issued To Be Announced

For questions about this page please contact the HRIBF User Liaison.

This file last modified Tuesday July 26, 2005