Beam Request

To begin: Submitting a Beam Request will start the process. The Beam Request enables the user to provide estimates of shifts needed, approximate dates, beams, energies, and sources of funding. This information is needed to conduct an initial safety review and identify a suitable location on the schedule for your experiment.

Determining priority: Radiation effects testing covered under Interagency Agreements and DOE nuclear science programs will be given top priority. All other experiments are reviewed for merit by our advisory committee, and those which are approved are conducted as time and funding become available.

Form submission: The Beam Request form below MUST be submitted in the body of an email and submitted to Do NOT send it as an attachment, or your request will not be processed by our automated system and will be lost. Drawing and additional information MAY be added as an attachment, but the Beam Request form must be in the body of the email. If you are submitting a request for DOE-funded nuclear science proposal, the form for that can be found here.

IMPORTANT NOTE for Pay-by-the-hour (Recharge) Users:

Due to recent changes in our funding, we have updated our recharge (pay-by-the-hour) beam time policy. Please note that all of our recharge time is sold on a cost-recovery basis only; as a Department of Energy national laboratory, we are not permitted to profit from our work for other (WFO) agreements.

1.) Even if the schedule appears full, there are often openings available due to cancellations. If you need time and can't find any, email our Research Coordinator, Mike Johnson, at to see what options are available.

2.) You pay for time scheduled, rather than time used. You do not get charged for failure time on our end. If we do have failure time, we will try to extend your run to compensate for time lost. Please plan your runs and travel arrangements accordingly.

3.) The minimum time that can be booked is 8 hours. Cancellations within 45 days of the run start date will be charged the full cost of the reserved beam time.

4.) Recharge users must have money in an LBNL account (sufficient to cover the proposed beam time) to be placed on the schedule and have their run time "reserved".


Beam Request Form

Principal Investigator Name:

(single point of contact)

Principal Investigator Organization:

Principal Investigator E-mail:

Principal Investigator Address:

Principal Investigator Office Phone:

Principal Investigator Cell Phone During Experiment:

Contract/Financial Point of Contact Name:

Contract/Financial Point of Contact E-mail:

Contract/Financial Point of Contact Telephone:

Title of Experiment/Proposal:

Abstract of Experiment/Proposal (attach or provide links to documents if desired):

Desired Start Date of Run:

Alternate Start Date of Run:

Total Tune & Run Hours Needed:

Target Material(s) and Thickness:

Funding Source (DOE, NSS, pay-per-hour, etc.):

Potential Safety Concerns:

Type of Beam Desired (cocktails, protons, or specify ion & mass):

Special Request Ions (BASE cocktail beams only):

Desired Energy:

Desired Intensity/Flux:

Will the run be conducted in air or vacuum?:

Does this work have export control restrictions?:

Are all electrical/electronic equipment that will be used onsite electrically safe as determined by a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory?

List the names of ALL personnel participating in the experiment: