In the coming years the GSI accelerators will be extended by the new international Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR), where scientists from all over the world will be able to perform experiments. FAIR research activities are organized within collaborations of four pillars covering the following topics
APPA (Atomic, Plasma Physics and Applications)
CBM (Compressed Baryonic Matter)
NUSTAR (Nuclear Structure, Astrophysics and Reactions)
PANDA (AntiProton Annihilations at Darmstadt)
Materials science with swift heavy ions and related applied fields are included in the APPA pillar. APPA covers collaborations within atomic physics (SPARC and FLAIR), plasma physics (HED@FAIR), and biology (BIO) and materials science (MAT) represented by BIOMAT.
The existing beamlines at the UNILAC and SIS 18 will be complemented by a flexible target station in the new APPA cave and a new storage ring (Cryring) providing access to a wide range of different beam parameters, highest intensities, highest charge states, and energies up to 10 GeV per nucleon. First FAIR experiments are expected to be possible by 2025.
If you plan to use the GSI/FAIR beams in the future, please join the collaboration. Your registration will be in particular helpful to provide a consolidated voice of our community demonstrating the importance and interest of materials science (and related fields) at the existing and future facilities of GSI/FAIR.
Via the MAT collaboration list we will keep you posted on relevant internal news, beam time calls and workshop announcements.