About the project
The large research infrastructure Center of Accelerators and Nuclear Analytical Methods, CANAM, is a center for the investigation of tasks in a wide range of scientific disciplines using beams of accelerated ions and neutrons. The implemented analytical, characterization, modification and production methods are unique within the Czech Republic and provide opportunities and information that cannot be obtained in other ways and that are indispensable for basic and applied studies in various research fields (such as in physics, materials science, chemistry, biology, biomedicine, energetics, engineering, electronics, environmental science, archaeology, cultural heritage, etc.).
With a funding from the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic (project No. LM2015056) and Nuclear Physics Institute of the CAS, experimental facilities of the CANAM infrastructure are proffered to the users in Open Access mode. The proposals should be submitted via User Portal. The use of the NPI infrastructure and of the funding project must be properly mentioned in publications (for example: Measurements were carried out at the CANAM infrastructure of the NPI CAS Rez supported through MŠMT project No. LM2015056). For NPL experiments, moreover, we request another acknowledgement of research reactor use in the form: "The presented results were also supported by MŠMT in the frame of LM2015074 infrastructual project Experimental nuclear reactors LVR-15 and LR-0". CANAM has been incorporated in the ‘Roadmap of Large Infrastructures for Research, Experimental Development and Innovation of the Czech Republic’ since 2010.
CANAM is operated with public support from several sources:
• Operational cost is supported by Ministry of education, Youth and Sports (MEYS) project : Centrum urychlovačů a jaderných analytických metod (CANAM) – LM 2015056 in combination with institutional support of NPI.
• A project for upgrade investment and own research was submitted under the call No. 02_16_013 for Research infrastructures, priority axis 1 Operational programme research, development and education, MEYS, project name Center of Accelerators and Nuclear Analytical Methods - OP, Reg. No. OPCZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/16_013/0001812.
• Open/ transnational access was supported by the European Commission e.g. FP7 projects NMI3, NMI3-II or the running EURATOM FP7 project CHANDA. New projects are planned with the consortia of compatible research infrastructures.