The ATLAS User Program

Happy Users
Experimenters in front of Gammasphere at the FMA.

As the Nation's leading low-energy, stable beam accelerator facility, ATLAS has a diverse and vigorous user program. In a typical year, between 200 and 300 users will come to ATLAS to perform experiments. Researchers representing institutions within the U.S. and overseas have used the ATLAS facility.

Users performing basic research experiments at ATLAS are not charged for beam time. The ATLAS facility normally provides isotopic beams at no expense to the User. There is also a state-of-the-art target making facility in the Physics Division. Furthermore, technical assistance with detection equipment and beam line setup may be obtained from the Physics Support Group. Finally, Users are welcome to collaborate with the in-house staff on experiments of mutual interest.