The Atomki Accelerator Centre (Cyclotron, Tandetron, ECR ion source) is a world-class open-access research facility that provides outstanding opportunities for numerous research topics from nuclear and atomic physics through environmental and heritage science to nuclear and space technology applications. The laboratory astrophysics centre is already of European significance supported by the EU. It is the site of several IAEA and international RDI as well as research and cooperative PhD projects. Incorporated into the network of European Research Area acceleration centres, the planned developments will focus on low-energy accelerator tasks to expand irradiation capabilities and serve a wider range of users by developing beamlines, primarily to open up to space research and nuclear medicine. We continuously develop the irradiation and laboratory infrastructure in accordance with the quality assurance requirements. In addition to internal and domestic users, the Accelerator Centre is also one of several European research sites, in the form of Transnational Access (TA) type services. Our current partners are listed on the left panel (under International Collaboration), and there are several project proposals submitted and under consideration. To access ATOMKI accelerators, a beamtime application must be submitted to the local Program Advisory Committee (PAC). In the evaluation, the PAC will take into account the scientific aspects, technical and personnel conditions described in the application and will propose the projects to be supported, the level of support and the amount of beamtime.
The ATOMKI Accelerator Centre, as a Research Infrastructure, offers accelerated particle beams, beamlines and end-stations for experiments. The available beams are positively charged ion beams, but fast neutron sources are also available. The particle types, energies and intensities cover a wide range, these are found on the webpages listed on the left panel. Our open access article, published in 2021, describes the technical data and ongoing research in detail with figures and tables: