Experiments at the PHELIX facility in 2019/2020

Experiments in 2019/2020 will be subject to a call for proposal between May 15th and July 16st, 2018. Here one can download the call for proposal.

Time Schedule / Applications

Please note that a 'Call for Proposals' for beamtime at the high-energy/high-power laser PHELIX from April 2019 to March 2020 is open now. Deadline for submission is July 16, 2018.

Groups working in the fields of atomic physics, plasma physics, extreme matter physics, and laser-particle acceleration are invited to submit research proposals for beamtime at PHELIX. As experimental areas, the stations at PHELIX and Z6 are available. In total, approx. 170 shifts of PHELIX beamtime can be offered which correspond to roughly 8 experiments, and about 40 parasitic shifts of ion beam at UNILAC (no protons). Experiments granted in this call will run in the above mentioned period after which the granted shifts will expire. The PHELIX and Plasmaphysics Program Advisory Committee (PPAC) will discuss the submitted proposals and recommend the directorate granting experiments with a clear focus on strategic issues and scientific excellence.

Submission of Proposals

Proposals for the above mentioned period can be submitted via the PPAC by completing the PPAC webform. Into this webform a maximum 2 MB-pdf file (not exceeding 10 printed pages) should be uploaded, summarizing the scientific justification and relevant technical details for the proposed experiment. For details on this uploaded proposal's structure and content please see below. Editing the application in the webform can be interrupted any time, and continued and finally submitted in a later session; you will receive an entrance key upon first data input. Please contact your local contact person for technical questions and feasibility of your planned experiment prior to submitting a proposal, and note that investments necessary for running the experiment cannot be covered by GSI.

Applicants eligible to the European program 'Laserlab Europe' are encouraged to submit their applications additionally through Laserlab Europe for obtaining financial support. Note that the application will be supported through the 4th installment of Laserlab: "Laserlab IV". Laserlab IV offers financial support for researchers from Europe and since 2016 for users from non-EU countries to some extent.

Contact persons for the 'Call' are:

Proposal submission and meeting of the PPAC: Karin Füssel

Access and support through Laserlab Europe: Bernhard Zielbauer 


Technical information on the facility

PHELIX can provide access for laser experiments in the PHELIX hall and alternatively at the Z6 target station. For technical information on the facilities, please refer to the webpage of the PHELIX laser system or contact the respective person responsible for the target station of interest:

PHELIX petawatt target area (PTA, laser bay): B. Zielbauer,C. Brabetz

Z6 target area: A. Blazevic, D. Schumacher 

Details on the laser and laser diagnostics: V. Bagnoud