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Paul Scherrer Institut

Proton Irradiation Facility at Laboratory For Particle Physics    

Paul Scherrer Institut

CH-5232 Villigen PSI

Phone +41 56 310 21 11

Fax +41 56 310 21 99








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E-Mail: anita.vanloon@psi.ch

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There are just few steps to obtain the beam time for your experiment at PIF:

  1. Please, contact us directly describing your experimental needs

we respond to you to clarify basic aspects of the irradiation campaign -
technical details:  beam parameters, dimensions of your apparatus, cables and voltages etc.

administrative objectives:  visitors, test dates, permissions, delivery, customs etc.

financing:  related to if tests are purely industrial or space agency or university program

scientific side:  results publishing, further tests, calculations etc..

  1. Fill out the Beam Time Request (see templates below) and return it to us by email or fax

Beam Time Request - pdf or Beam Time Request - doc templates.

The completed Beam Time Request should be emailed or faxed to:

Paul Scherrer Institut
Wojtek Hajdas
CH-5232 Villigen PSI

Telephone: +41 (0)56 310 4212
FAX: +41 (0)56 310 4212
Email: Wojtek Hajdas

  1. Above information allows for preparing for you the Beam Time offer that will be sent to you

4.      Based on our Beam Time offer your administrative officer should send us an official Beam Time Purchase Order. This Beam Time Purchase Order should contain the following information:
our beam Time Offer Number, billing address, Beam Time Purchase Order Number.

If you require other details on our invoice, please also provide them also.

Please send the Beam Time Purchase document to the following address:


Paul Scherrer Institut
Mrs. A. Van Loon-Govaerts
CH-5232 Villigen PSI

Telephone: +41 (0)56 310 3254
FAX: +41 (0)56 310 3120

You may also send it as PDF File by email to anita.vanloon@psi.ch
or fax it to +41 56 310 3120.

The details and date of your experiment are now set.
The preparations start and we await you in PSI.
Don't hesitate to contact us for further questions.

Please note:
no PIF Beam Time will be guaranteed without the Beam Time Purchase Order being sent to our administration.


Customs formalities

Foreign groups who intend to import/export their equipment to/from PSI
are requested to read PSI import guidelines prior to importation.

For more details please contact the PSI administration officer:

Paul Scherrer Institut
Mr. Andre Teixeira
PSI Purchasing Office
CH-5232 Villigen PSI

Tel.: +41 (0)56 310 2913
Fax: +41 (0)56 310 2914
Email: Andre Teixeira