A significant proportion of user-initiated experiments
at RARAF are service oriented. Service is generally characterized by
a routine operation of our current technologies, in which we provide
support, but not necessarily significant intellectual input. For such
studies, users can choose to come to RARAF for their experiment, or
samples can be sent to us for irradiation, and we will irradiate and
return the samples. When needed, RARAF staff will provide appropriate
training. RARAF guidelines defining a service-based experiment are:
1. The experiment is fully designed by
the user with minimal input from RARAF staff;
2. The experiment uses existing facilities
and requires at most minor modifications;
3. RARAF is acknowledged in all resulting
publications but RARAF personnel are not necessarily co-authors;
4. A fee will normally be charged on a
per-hour or per-day basis.
RARAF invite prospective service-based
users to submit proposed experiments. We ask that prospective users
discuss the proposed experiment with the RARAF Associate Director, Gerhard Randers-Pehrson, at (914)591-9244 or at email@example.com.
All applicants for service-based beam time should fill out a Service
Experiment Request Form, which is available online:
Service Request Form.
Service-based applications are promptly evaluated, generally by the
RARAF staff. When approved, beam time will be conveniently scheduled
on a month-to-month basis.