Call for Proposals 2019
Period: May - July 2019

Deadline: EXPIRED!!


Proposals must be submitted only via web. Please, use the on-line submission form to apply for beam time at the TANDEM-Alpi Accelerators.

The first part, "Beam Time Request", must be completed in all the fields. You have also to attach the "proposal" file (description of the experiment).

You are encouraged to use the LaTeX template files for the abstract and body of the proposal, available below.

The maximum length of the abstract has to be restricted to one page and must contain:

The body of the proposal does not contain the abstract page and has to be strictly limited to a maximum of 5 pages (12pt fonts) - tables, figures and references included.

The proposals should include the scientific motivation of the experiment, technical details of the proposed measurement - i.e. the description of the instrumentation needed, quantities to be measured and related precision - and the number of days of beam time requested based on count- rate estimates. Where applicable, a brief summary of the status of any experiment performed in previous periods is expected to be reported.

Where applicable, a brief summary of the status of any experiment performed in previous periods is expected to be reported.

IMPORTANT: please use the following LATEX templates to produce the abstract and proposal:

ABSTRACT Template - PROPOSAL (body) Template

Once you have submitted the "Beam Time Request" a report page on inserted data will be displayed and you will be asked to fill in also the on-line "Targets Request Form". The Targets Request form may be filled in more times by clicking again the "Targets Request Form" link in the report page.

After the submission, You will receive an e-mail message confirming that your request has been registered. Do not delete the message, because it also contains a password needed for later modifications (see below).


The whole TANDEM-ALPI-PIAVE accelerator complex will be operational for the next semester.
The TANDEM accelerator can be operated at terminal voltages up to 13.5 MV.
An updated list of available beams and energies is accessible by following the links:


Technical Review of the Proposals

After the submission and before the PAC meeting, the technical feasibility of the proposals (in terms of beam availability, intensity, energy, target, status
of the accelerators, readiness of the experimental setup, radioprotection limits, accident safety and prevention) will be rewiewed by an internal LNL committee.
The spokespersons will be notified about the technical evaulation of their proposals about 10 days before the PAC meeting.

Beamtime Schedule

Updated information of the LNL beamtime schedule can be found at the web address:


Next deadline: February 18, 2019


Oral presentation of the proposals (10 minutes + 10 minutes discussion) is required; it should contain previously obtained results, if applicable.


Applications for beam time at the Tandem-Alpi-Piave accelerators to be devoted to applied and interdisciplinary physics are welcome and must follow the same procedure outlined above. These proposals will be evalauted by the User Selection Panel for Interdisciplinary Research on the basis of the scientific merit.


Transnational Access to the Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro (LNL) of INFN can be supported within the HORIZON2020 ENSAR2 Grant Agreement nr. 654002.
The Transnational Access is provided jointly with the Laboratori Nazionali del Sud (WP17 TA2 LNL-LNS).
European groups can apply for EC funds in order to cover their subsistence and travel expenses. To be eligible to benefit from access to the infrastructure
under the ENSAR2 Agreement, a user group must satisfy the following condition:
- the user group leader (spokesperson) and the majority of the users must work in an institution established in a Member State or Associated State, other than Italy.
The ENSAR2 grant also allows financial support for those research teams having the majority of users not working in EU or associated countries, but the
support is limited to 20% of the total amount of units of access provided under the grant.
Please visit the web page for all the details concerning the Transnational access to LNL and LNS and to download the application form.
The application form for ENSAR2 has to be attached in the LNL on-line proposal submission page.

In addition, the form has to be sent via email with a copy of the proposal to the following email address:
The ENSAR2 User Selection Panel (USP) will select the projects which could benefit of the requested TA funds among the experiments approved by the LNL PAC.
Communication of the selection result, whether positive or negative, is finally sent by e-mail to all group leaders (spokespersons) of the projects.
Requests of support submitted after the deadline fixed by this call for proposals will not be considered.

Best Regards,

Marco Mazzocco
Scientific Coordinator of LNL Tandem-Alpi-Piave accelerator complex

Stefano Romano
LNS TA2 LNL-LNS Scientific Coordinator

Marco Cinausero
LNL TA2 LNL-LNS Deputy Coordinator


Other forms

Radiation Protection/Responsibility declaration

The Responsibility Declaration (used also as unique form for the request of radioactive sources and dosemeters) is available at the address For further information please contact the Radiation Protection Service (Daniela Zane - +39-049-8068322,
fax +39-049-8068889, The form must be sent at least a week before any specific run.

Access to LNL

Please, remember that the access to LNL is subordinate to having obtained the access authorization and complied with the current rules in the field of radioprotection for all the people involved in the experiment. Please, refer to this link or contact the Direction Secretariat Service (+39-049-8068521, fax +39-049-8068514,