Multi-technique Material Science Service: access to European Analytical Facilities

CERIC- Central European Research Infrastructure Consortium


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Service description

The service offers the beneficiaries of the EIC Pathfinder, Transition and Accelerate access to a multi-technique approach unique in the European environment: more than 60 different and complementary analytical and synthesis techniques and support laboratories in 11 countries, including synchrotron, neutron, ion beam and NMR sources. EIC beneficiaries will also benefit from the in-house technical support provided by internationally recognised scientists. The service includes the design of the experiments, data collection, data analysis and a report outlining the results, observations and implications. The wide range of possible experiments applies to all areas of materials, biomaterials and nanotechnology for several sectors, such as energy, pharmaceuticals, food, automotive and aerospace, textiles and plastics. Among the various experiments, CERIC offers time- and space-resolved studies, ex-situ, in-situ, operando experiments and more to define the structure, defects and behaviour of materials down to the nanoscale. The multi-technique materials science service will then provide EIC beneficiaries with state-of-the-art tools and support to obtain highly valuable knowledge and advanced data on a wide range of materials, which is not possible using standard laboratories or a single technique/single site approach. More information about the service:

Technology Readiness Level
TRL 1 – Basic principles observed
TRL 2 – Technology concept formulated
TRL 3 – Experimental proof of concept
TRL 4 – Technology validated in lab
TRL 5 – Technology validated in relevant environment
TRL 6 – Technology demonstrated in relevant environment
TRL 7 – System prototype demonstration in operational environment
Disclaimer related to service

EIC beneficiaries can enrol on the service on a rolling basis, but the facilities will close for routine maintenance breaks according to operational schedules. Services are provided via remote access (mail-in of samples), other modes are also available, depending on the beneficiary’s wishes.

Financial requirements

The cost of the services is full payment, calculated on the type of instruments and the full cost of support requested. Open access for non-proprietary research is free of charge, provided the results are made publicly available after an established embargo period.